THE CARLESS AUTOMATED CITY

LA CITTA' AUTOMATIZZATA SENZA AUTO

DURING THE NEXT MILLENNIUM, ON THE EXTRA-URBAN LEVEL THE CAR, UNDERSTOOD AS A PRIVATE AND INDIVIDUAL MEANS OF TRANSPORT, WILL CONTINUE IN ITS TECHNOLOGICAL EVOLUTION TO PLAY A PRIMARY ROLE BOTH FOR LEISURE TIME, AND FOR A SERIES OF MOVEMENTS FOR WHICH IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO DELINEATE A PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM WHICH IS COMPETITIVE AND REALISABLE AT AN ACCEPTABLE COST. ON THE URBAN LEVEL, ON THE OTHER HAND, A SERIES OF ELEMENTS SUGGEST THAT THE CITY OF THE FUTURE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE THE CAR AS ITS SYSTEM OF TRANSPORT. THESE ELEMENTS INCLUDE, THE INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE URBAN SPACE AVAILABLE AND THE SPACE NECESSARY FOR CAR MOBILITY, THE COST IN TERMS OF INFRASTRUCTURES, MEANS OF TRANSPORT AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION, THE LOW EFFECTIVENESS OF A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL MOTORISED TRANSPORT SYSTEM IN RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS DEMAND. IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE TO PLAN A NEW CITY FOR THE NEXT MILLENNIUM BY ASSUMING A BALANCE BETWEEN PUBLIC MANS OF TRANSPORT AND PRIVATE MEANS OF TRANSPORT. THE ERROR, EVIDENT IN THE NEW CITIES OF THIS CENTURY, LIES IN THE INCOMPATIBILITY OF THE TOWN PLANNING PLANT REQUIRED FOR CAR MOBILITY WITH THAT REQUIRED BY MOBILITY BASED ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT. FURTHERMORE, IT WOULD BE EQUALLY MISTAKEN TO REFER BACK TO MODELS OF MORE ANCIENT CITIES BECAUSE OF THE PROFOUND TRANSFORMATION OF THE STRUCTURE AND NEEDS OF MOBILITY DEMAND WHICH TODAY MAKE PAST MODELS INEFFICIENT. ALSO FROM A TECHNOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW, THE URBAN TRANSPORT SYSTEM OF PEOPLE AND THINGS WHICH IS ASSUMABLE TODAY FOR A NEW CITY OF THE NEXT CENTURY WAS NOT IMAGINABLE (OR AT ANY RATE WAS NOT IMAGINED) IN THE MODELS OF PAST CITIES. THESE TECHNOLOGIES HAVE IN PART ALREADY BEEN INTRODUCED INTO OUR CITIES, BUT FROM THIS PROCESS OF "MODERNISATION" OF THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM OF CONSOLIDATED URBAN ENVIRONMENTS THE NECESSITY TO PLAN URBAN PLANT AND TRANSPORT PLANT IN AN INTEGRATED WAY CLEARLY EMERGES.

  • Corporate Authors:

    N/A

    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • GELMINI, P
  • Publication Date: 1994-10

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  • Italian

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  • Accession Number: 00715735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM