The stadium project is an “urban project” in every sense of the word. It will be entirely integrated with local public transport systems and reachable both on foot and by bicycle. Furthermore, the new stadium will be well connected with the historic centre of the city, the Galleria, the Parco Cittadella and the Parco Giacomo Ferrari and with the wider network in the city.

Included in the design is, in fact, a cycle path that will allow fans to reach the stadium on their bikes through the park, and then leave their bicycles just a few yards from the ground. The aim is to create a bikeable infrastructure, which can also be used during the week.

This choice for the project – as well as adhering to the highest standards of urban sustainability – fits with the manner, in which Parma’s citizens already travel to the stadium. 89% of residents we surveyed, who live within 2km of the Tardini, choose to travel either on foot of by bike. For that reason, the project will seek to increase the number of parking spaces for bicycles so as to transform the stadium into a true Bike Hub.

Despite the stadium being largely focused on increasing cycling, the project will also take into consideration the needs of those that, by choice of by necessity, need to reach the stadium in a car. The project, in fact, also includes a subterranean car park, which will have no impact on the public spaces that is to be created ext to the Petitot Stand, with a capacity of 160 spaces.