Cipelcug, which is a bit of an outdated but still quite distinct word from Zagreb’s own jargon, is a term used for walking and being a pedestrian.
With the word being more commonly used in the historic days of Zagreb’s city life, it is only right that the programme ”Cipelcug Through The Past“ which deals with the historical development of Zagreb’s transportation, carries such a name. The programme hosted by the Zagreb City Museum (MGZ) already kicked off Saturday, and this Wednesday, September 22, at 11:00, another day of this event is set to take place.
MGZ invites everyone to walk to the museum up in Upper town (Gornji grad) and enjoy the thematic tour looking into the history of Zagreb’s public transportation and other ways of moving through the city. In addition, an expert from the Medveščak Sport and Recreation Society will demonstrate how people exercised in the past.
The demonstration will be followed by an opportunity for the visitors to try out some antique exercise props themselves. Participation is free, and you can also look at the permanent exhibition of the museum that stores relics of the earliest human activities in Zagreb’s territory, leading all the way up to modern times. This includes, as TCN previously wrote, the display of three previous cannons that took the duty signaling noon for Zagreb’s residents before being replaced by today’s cannon from the 80’s.
The ”Cipelcug Through The Past“ programme is organised to honor and contribute to European Mobility Week (September 16-22), and on a local level, it is part of a ”Safe and Healthy with Sustainable Mobility” initiative, coordinated by the City of Zagreb.
The City of Zagreb first took this initiative with the World no Car Day back in 2001 and for the past 20 years, it has organised a week-long streak of activities which makes Zagreb a ”Golden participant” in the eyes of the international community.
”The selection of this year’s theme honors the difficulties both Europe and the world witnessed during COVID-19. It celebrates the resilience of cities and their achievements in trying to preserve the momentum. It also reflects the possibilities of changes that come from this public health crisis which has been unseen in Europe until now,” says the City of Zagreb’s official website.
For its efforts in promoting carless mobility and the rich content of its events, Zagreb won the Mobility Award back in 2012.
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