Autostrade del mare: non è solo una questione di acqua

La Rocca, Rosa Anna (2009) Autostrade del mare: non è solo una questione di acqua. TeMA Trimestrale del Laboratorio Territorio Mobilità Ambiente, 02 (03.09). pp. 27-36. ISSN 1970-9870

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EU defines Motorways of the Sea as follow: “The trans-European network of motorways of the sea is intended to concentrate flows of freight on sea-based logistical routes in such a ways as to improve existing maritime links or to establish new viable, regular and frequent maritime links for the transport of the goods between Member States so as to reduce road congestion and/or improve access to peripheral and island regions and States. Motorways of the Sea should not exclude the combined transport of persons and goods, provided that freight is predominant”. The Motorways of the Sea (MoS) concept was first introduced within the EU executive’s White Paper on European Transport Policy back in 2001. So far, four Motorways of the Sea corridors have been considered to be fully working by 2010: the “Baltic Sea”, the “Sea of Western Europe”, the “Sea of South-East Europe” and the “Sea of South-West Europe”. In this project Italy occupies a central role both geographical and strategic. In fact, among the thirty priority projects for the realization of the TEN-T network, five projects involve Italian regions. For this reason too, the realization of Motorways of the Sea represents a focal point of the Italian government policy. As matter of fact, Italian seaport are characterized by a lack of availability of coastal areas. This is because of morphological aspects but much more it is due to the closely relation between port and city. In Italian case, in fact, the port structure is close to historic city and it is a very important part of the history of the city itself. The heavy demand of space due to the incrising specialization of port activities will strongly modify this relationship. The project “Motorways of the Sea” bases on the idea that maritime traffics could be a valid alternative to the road traffic both to reduce pollutions and negative effects. Its development needs more disposable and specialized areas to make maritime transport more competitive than road one. Competitiveness amongst ports is based on infrastructural comparison, then ports will need more and more spaces to be ready for action. The reorganization of the regions closed to ports will be strongly request. In the meantime the integration between port and city becomes an essential development condition. Critical issue are addressed to the “city-port region” to be integrated and competitive. To be efficient, these “regions”should have services and facilities tailored to the needs of new methods of integrated transport. In some cases a reorganization of the whole city-port system will be required. Such a reorganization needs a public and private coordination in order to reduce negative impacts on urban system. The success of the project of Motorways of the Sea also depends on ability to integrate port objectives of development and urban exigencies. This article proposes to investigate the possibility of achieving such integration.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: l'impostazione del lavoro fa riferimento ad un approccio innovativo ai temi della mobilità e dell'urbanistica proponendo lo studio del sistema integrato trasporti- territorio
Uncontrolled Keywords: autostrade del mare, pianificazione territoriale, sistema porto-territorio
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 620 Ingegneria e attivita' affini > 628 Ingegneria sanitaria; Urbanistica tecnica; Tecnologia della tutela ambientale > 628.9 Altri rami dell'ingegneria sanitaria e dell'Urbanistica tecnica
700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica
600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 650 Gestione e servizi ausiliari > 658 Gestione (Management) > 658.8 Gestione della distribuzione (Marketing)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2009
Last Modified: 20 May 2010 12:02

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