UNDERGROUND AND TRAMWAY: CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN METROPOLITAN AREAS

METROPOLITANE E TRANVIE: CONSIDERAZIONI SUL TRASPORTO PUBBLICO NELLE AREE METROPOLITANE

TO ALLOW PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN METROPOLITAN AREAS TO GIVE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEMS REGARDING CONGESTION AND POLLUTION REQUIRES INTERVENTIONS OF MODERNISATION AND DEVELOPMENT WHICH, IN THE PRESENT ECONOMICAL SITUATION, MUST BE SUITED TO THE LIMITED AVAIBILITY OF RESOURCES. THE MODAL CHOICE, IN THIS CONTEXT, ASSUMES A GREAT IMPORTANCE AND MUST BE FACED WITH OBJECTIVENESS, DEDICATING THE CORRECT ATTENTION BOTH TO INTERMEDIATE "HEAVY" SYSTEMS WITH SEGREGATED RIGHT OF WAY, AND TO INTERMEDIATE GUIDED SURFACE SYSTEMS. IMPORTANT CRITERIA FOR JUDGING THE DIFFERENT SYSTEMS ARE THE CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN TRANSPORT CAPACITY AND TRANSPORT REQUEST AND A THROUGH EVALUATION OF THE BALANCE OF CONSTRUCTION AND RUNNING COSTS VERSUS BENEFITS. RECOGNISING THE IRREPLACEABLE FUNCTION OF HEAVY METROS AS THE FUNDAMENTAL FRAMEWORK OF TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS IN MAJOR CITIES FOR HEAVY TRAFFIC CORRIDORS, THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERMEDIATE SYSTEMS FOR THE SATISFACTION OF LOWER LEVEL TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MUST BE UNDERLINED. THESE ARE VERY COMMON EVEN IN MAJOR AGGLOMERATIONS. AN ECONOMIC AND FLEXIBLE SOLUTION TO THE MOBILITY REQUIREMENTS CAN BE ACHIEVED BY AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM WHICH USES DIFFERENT TRANSPORT MODES AS A FUNCTION OF THEIR SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS. THE PAPER MENTIONS BRIEFLY SOME INITIATIVES REGARDING THE MILAN METROPOLITAN AREA.

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  • Authors:
    • PERTICAROLI, F
  • Publication Date: 1994-8

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  • Italian

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  • Accession Number: 00715743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM