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A tram-train system to connect the urban area of Cosenza to its province


The purpose of this paper is to study possible prospects of regional development and of public transport demand evolution, resulting in the implementation of a new tramtrain service to suburban and a tramway for urban area of Cosenza and Rende and for municipalities of Savuto valley, in the southern Italian region of Calabria. This is an area that in recent decades has seen significant phenomena of urban de‐population, with consequent problems of urban sprawl into neighbouring small cities and land consumption. The mobility system is heavily focused on the use of private cars as the main and often the only way to travel; causing obvious problems of traffic congestionand poor urban quality of life for citizens. The modern tramway system project, next to be realized, will connect the urban area of Cosenza and Rende with the University of Calabria. It is a first important structural intervention that will hopefully help to significantly increase public transport modal share and to promote implementation of Transit Oriented Development policies, properly adapted to that specific territory. The decision to adopt such a narrow gauge tramway line, allows to consider the prospect of actually integrating this service with a tramtrain system linking Rogliano and municipalities of Savuto valley, with the urban area, using existing narrow gauge railways of Ferrovie della Calabria (main regional train operators). With this purpose was developed a transport demand simulation model, using the Tranus system, to estimate the evolution of the transport demand modal split in that area, caused by such changes in the mobility system. Through a spatial analysis were showed bsome areas that might be interested by interventions of urban renewal and regeneration, with greater access to public transport services and Transit Oriented Development policies. Results of this analysis and the simulation model will be presented and discussed in detail in this paper.
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Fausto Lo Feudo, Carmine Demetrio Festa. A tram-train system to connect the urban area of Cosenza to its province: A simulation model of transport demand modal split and a territorial analysis to identify adapted transit oriented development prospects. Building the urban future and transit oriented development (BUFTOD), Apr 2012, Champs-sur-Marne, France. ⟨hal-00734634⟩
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