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ACCESSIBILITY, TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY
Objectives || Opportunities and projects
 
 

Transportation infrastructures have a great influence on how a territory develops and functions; they can change the face of the countryside, coalesce environmental policy. The intimate relationship between infrastructure and territory complicates the topic of accessibility, since it involves numerous factors and projects of various types and dimensions. Its main characteristic is, in fact, its ability to juggle requirements of various sizes, from local ones - like mobility within the city - to global ones, like the high-velocity railway.

The accessibility, transport and mobility axis will discuss two topics: how to improve access to Torino by planning efficient national and international connections and how to improve the area’s internal mobility, in part by introducing technological innovation applied to transportation.

  • Regarding connections abroad, the municipal area’s major project is the high-capacity connection with Lyon, a fundamental part of the Trans European Networks’ Corridor V. The completion of this infrastructure is essential for many reasons: the competitiveness and cohesion of the European territory; the industrial development model that is taking shape; Torino’s position within the international context; technology involving energy and innovation; guaranteed, efficient alternatives to road transportation.
  • Various important projects have been initiated to improve the area’s internal mobility, with widespread impact on urban upgrading and the mobility network, as can be seen by the Urban Railway Link, the upgrading of the Spina Centrale district, and the inauguration of the subway. Nevertheless other projects must still be carried out in order to fine-tune a strategy of mobility and articulation of services worthy of a city that intends to be appealing and competitive. One of the most important projects involves Corso Marche, to create an axis for crossing Torino’s metropolitan area from north to south. This will be achieved through connections on various levels: an urban boulevard on the surface, and below ground a fast-flowing thoroughfare and a railway passage connected to the High Capacity railway. Equally important are rapid connections with the airport; a metropolitan train service to reinforce the public transport system; completion of the bypass east of Torino; and the construction of a second subway line.
  • Intelligent management of mobility is a very important problem, since traffic congestion has reached levels that make it difficult for the city to function and also have a heavy impact on the environment. To project transportation systems in a new way, ITS (Intelligent Transport System) is becoming more widely used. This computer technology has various functions: to improve the management of traffic and of public transportation, to supply information to clients, to expedite automatic payment, to control vehicles and navigation, and to facilitate the management of emergency situations. Torino already has experience with ITS and this could represent an interesting economic opportunity: according to sector studies, this market is on the rise and could stimulate the creation of new businesses and generate employment.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Support the inclusion and the role of Torino in the European Union’s Corridor V
  2. Complete projects involving the system of accessibility and mobility by increasing the network
  3. Increase the application of innovative technology in transportation and mobility

OPPORTUNITIES AND PROJECTS

  • Corso Marche
  • High Capacity
  • Metropolitan train service
  • ICT platform for info-mobility
 
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