For him the use of the bicycle to reach the tomb of his wife Anna, buried in the cemetery of Treviglio (Bergamo), is fundamental because at 87 years old to walk he must use a stick while on two wheels he still does well. However, now Leonardo Colombo Giardinellinon will no longer be able to access the cemetery of the town of Bassabergamasca, the second by number of inhabitants, 31 thousand, after the capital.
Last night the City Council approved an amendment to the municipal regulation that prohibits anyone from entering the cemetery by bicycle for reasons of decorum. Last May the same decision had been taken by the Municipality through a managerial determination and so the eighty-seven-year-old pensioner had appealed to the TAR, obtaining a suspension and being able to continue to enter the cemetery by bike.
Now he, like anyone else, will no longer be able to do so: with the amendment to the regulation all permits like his - obtained last January after presenting a medical certificate - have in fact been canceled. The municipality led by the League mayor Juri Imeri has made available a caddycar of the type that runs in golf courses, but for the elderly it is not enough since the vehicle circulates only an hour a day. The amendment passed with the votes of the majority, against the opposition. Now the elder is preparing a new appeal to the TAR.
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