ESCALATORS FOR CITIES

SCALE MOBILI PER LE CITTA'

THE FIRST ITALIAN LOCALITY WHICH DECIDED TO ESTABLISH A MECHANISED PEDESTRIAN ROUTE, WAS PERUGIA, WHICH RECOGNISED ITS POTENTIAL WITHIN A VAST PLAN FOR THE ENCHANCEMENT AND RESTORATION OF HISTORICAL CENTRE WHERE CARS WERE BLOCKED, DOWNSTREAM AND ACCESSIBLITY TO THE URBAN COMPLEX WAS FACILITED, UPSTREAM. FINISHED IN 1982, THE SYSTEM OF MECHANISED ROUTES HAS DEMONSTRATED ITS VALIDITY, SO MUCH SO THAT IT HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INCREASE IN TRAFFIC TO AND FROM THE CITY, WHICH CLINGS TO THE ROCK AND IS DISTINGUISHED BY ITS NARROW STREETS OF MEDIEVAL ORIGINS. TO-DAY, THE SAME APPROACH IS BEING USED IN LOCALITIES WITH DIFFICULT GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONS. IN PARTICULAR, THE RESTORATION AND CONSOLIDATION PROJECT WHICH HAS BEEN UNDER WAY FOR SOME YEARS ON THE ROCK OF ORVIETO, HAS BEEN THE USE OF MECHANISED ROUTES AS A MEANS OF GIVING LIFE BACK TO THE OLD CITY, WITHOUT SUFFOCATING OR UNDERMINING ITS STABILITY. CASCIA, WITH MINOR INTERVENTIONS AND POTENZA, WHICH IS USING ESCALATORS AND LIFTS TO RESTORE ACCESSIBILITY TO SOME PERIPHERAL QUARTERS, HAVE ALL CHOSEN THIS SOLUTION.

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    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • CIRIMBILLI, M
    • IACOVINO, E
  • Publication Date: 1995-7

Language

  • Italian

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  • Accession Number: 00715740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM