Subway e skyway: infrastrutture sostenibili per la mobilità pedonale?

Papa, Enrica (2008) Subway e skyway: infrastrutture sostenibili per la mobilità pedonale? TeMA - Trimestrale del Laboratorio Territorio Mobilità Ambiente, 1 (3). pp. 49-56. ISSN 1970-9870

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The paper focuses on a peculiar typology of walking infrastructure: pedestrian subway/skyway systems. These infrastructure for the pedestrian mobility are Climate Controlled Walkway [CCW] networks made by pedestrian bridges or tunnels linking buildings, which allow pedestrians to move without using city streets and offer advantages to urban pedestrians. Prominent examples are the tunnel systems of Montreal and Toronto, the mixed tunnel/skywalk systems of Houston and Dallas, the skywalk systems of Minneapolis, Calgary and Cincinnati. The paper report some result of a comparative analysis of 19 study cases and define the main characteristic subways and skyways system where the pedestrian flows are completely separated from the vehicular traffic. The strengths are mainly related to the protection to pedestrian from weather and crime, the separation from vehicle traffic, the retails attractiveness in central business district,the reduction of car use in central areas, low maintenance costs for public authority. The weaknesses are low quality of street life, private management of the spaces and lack of orientation in the pedestrian network. Despite the success of some study cases, is still necessary to ask if these kind of pedestrian network are a sustainable solution for walking in city areas and what is the role of urban and transportation planning in order to minimize the negative effects of these practices.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: L'approccio innovativo comune alla ricerca fa riferimento all'integrazione tra mobilità e trasformazioni del territorio.
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobilità dolce, mobilità pedonale, infrastrutture sostenibili
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
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2008
Last Modified: 20 May 2010 12:01

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