Actions for sustainable urban mobility.

Project details

LIFE94 ENV/IT/000205

Actions for sustainable urban mobility.
Urban transport
Funding: European
Duration: 09/94 - 09/96
Transport Themes: Urban transport (key theme).
Land-use and transport planning, Transport management, Assessment & decision support methodologies
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Objectives: 

The project has been conducted in the town of Bergamo, where recent urban trends have produced a sharp spatial scattering of principal urban functions. The project methodology of action is based on consensus building around some general principles and practical proposals on which a socially and environmental acceptable mobility model, taken as an alternative to the car-based model, can be adopted. The project is a pilot experience that can be exported - making suitable adjustments - to other urban contexts for the following reasons: the project was conceived for medium-sized towns (the mainstay of urban Italy). It may lead to the commencement of experiments in a short space of time at much lower costs than those involved in infrastructural projects. The results of field studies were interpreted to create a system of general principles and practical proposals to promote public and intermodal transport and reduce traffic congestion at certain times of the day.

Methodology: 

The project has been broken down into various phases. The four principal phases are, in chronological order:

  • desk and field studies on the existing mobility system and organisation of timetables;
  • drafting of an alternative mobility model based on the creation of a system of general principles and practical proposals for the improved organisation of urban time and space; 
  • creation of consensus for the proposals put forward through a continuing process of dialogue with local actors (concertation meetings); 
  • management of trial periods and dissemination of results.
Institution Type: 
Institution Name: 
European Union
Type of funding: 
Contact Name: 
ROMA Giuseppe
Organisation: 
Fondazione Censis
Address: 
P.za di Novella 2
Zipcode: 
00199
City: 
Roma
Contact country: 
Italy