The Northern Italian city of Ferrara (134.000 inhabitants), situated in the plains of the river Po and capital of the province of Emilia Romagna, is a cycling city par excellence. Four out of ten trips are made by bicycle, and the bicycle is used by all social groups, by people of all age groups, by men and women, boys and girls, for all purposes, all over the year. Citizens of Ferrara say, that little children get their first bicycle before they have learned to walk. With this high share of cycling, Ferrara is not only by far Italy's cycling city number one. It is also among the best cycling cities in Europe.