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Transport and mobility
Roberto Biondo
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Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Friday, September 16, 2016
16.00 SEMINAR Re-inhabiting rural villages . Interdisciplinary strategies for enhancement of urban cores of ancient foundation. The Ri . U. of So. rural village of Massa San Nicola - Messina for a new sustainable model of life ".
18.00 DEBATE Mediterranean , long history of contamination. A unique cultural heritage to be protected and enhanced .
18.30 FILM REVIEW by the Experimental Centre of Cinematography Tahrir by Stefano Savona . 19.00 OPENING INSTALLATION URBAN ECO - TUNNEL carola Arrivas Bajardi.
20.00 FILM CINEMA DE SETA #MyEscape Elke Sasse , winner of the last edition of the Sole Luna Festival .
20.30 DRINK THE PARK Tasting of typical products of the Madonie.
22.00 CONCERT Mario Venuti.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

10.00 HIKING CULTURAL URBAN ( per reservation ) Arabic Itinerary - Norman World Heritage Site.
18.00 DEBATE The Mediterranean and the challenge of an agriculture able to adapt to climate change and to strengthen local communities and work .
18.30 FILM REVIEW by the Experimental Cinema Centre Gela ancient and new Giuseppe Ferrara with text by Sciascia .
20.00 FILM CINEMA DE SETA " Fuocammare " Gianfranco Francesco Rosi
20.30 DRINK THE PARK Tasting typical products of the Etna Park
22.00 POPSHOCKLAND " Save the Eart "

Sunday, September 18, 2016

From 08.00 to 20.00 DAY WITHOUT AUTO Pedestrianization the stretch of Liberty Street that starts from Piazza Mordini / Crispi (excluded) in Piazza Ruggero Settimo / Castelnuovo and Via Ruggero Settimo from Piazza Ruggero Settimo to Via Cavour
10.00 BIKE TOUR CULTURAL URBAN (per reservation) the epic of Liberty.
12.00 ROUND TABLE A model of sustainable mobility for the Metropolitan area of Palermo.
17.30 Presentation of the second edition of the Migrant Literature Festival (Palermo 14/16 October 2016) Presentation of David Camarrone and Paola Caridi.
18.00 DEBATE Migrants: reception and integration as challenges for the Mediterranean.
18.30 FILM REVIEW The sea memory of Andrea Mura by the National Film Centre
20.00 FILM CINEMA DE SETA Samba Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano.
20.30 DRINK THE PARK Tasting typical products of Nebrodi Park
22.00 CONCERT Radio Raptus (Luciano Ligabue tribute band)
Monday, September 19, 2016

17.00 PROJECT PRESENTATION The City of Palermo in collaboration with the University of Palermo will present the study "CityMobilNet" projects and "Interactive Cities" to citizenship. Both projects are part of the European URBACT III program that has the objective of sharing knowledge and best practice between cities and other levels of government in order to improve the capacity of cities to manage sustainable urban policies and practices in an integrated way and participatory elaborating and implementing strategies and sustainable action plans in cities.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

17.00 PROPOSALS CITY OF PALERMO ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTED by the Conference of AMAT in collaboration with the City of Palermo
They will be delivered 30 electric bicycles to as many employees of the Municipality of Palermo for their commuting.
The project, called e-bikes, was funded by the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

• ride OF ITALY 2016
Starts At 06.00 to 10.00 DAY BIKE TO WORK Employees of the City of Palermo, the staff of the schools and all pupils are encouraged to go to work / school through the use of bicycles;
From 17.00 to 18.00 GAM with the City of Palermo, for the "Walk of Italy", he is organizing a challenge to pedal strokes between urban centers. On this day all the employees of the museum will be invited to travel to work by bicycle, to compete for the award of the pink jersey of the new mobility. For the occasion, the museum will start a special guided bike tour that will pass through the historic center and the squares of the neighborhood, ending in Piazza Pretoria in front of the Palace of the Eagles. Participation is free with reservations required contact 091.8431605

From 14.00 to 20.30 hours "ITS & PON METRO 2014-2020: Opportunities for metropolitan cities." On the first day there will be in addition to the Mayor of Palermo: Simona Vicari, Secretary for Transport, Rossella Panero, President TTS Italy at the conference attended by delegates from TTS Italy, AMAT, the City of Milan, the City of Naples and the City of Turin .

Thursday, September 22, 2016

From 09.30 am to 16.00 pm "ITS & PON METRO 2014-2020: Opportunities for metropolitan cities." In the second day among the personalities present at the conference attended by delegates of the Sicily Region, the Municipality of Messina, the City of Catania, the Municipality of Reggio Calabria and the cities of Rome, Florence, Bari, Venice, Bologna and Genoa.

Every day 16-18


• taste Paths edited by Coldiretti
• The Sea Box edited by Youdive and Mesogeo Legambiente (Saturday, 09.17.2016 and Sunday, 09.18.2016)
• Bat boxes by the club Rabat Legambiente and R.N.I. Grotta S. Angelo Muxaro
• An afternoon with Olaf edited by House of the children (Saturday, 09/17/2016)

• Cosmetics and make-up workshops with natural products
• Shiatsu Massage

• Relaxation Massage
• Lymphatic drainage
• Relaxing massage - anti-stress
• Massage psycho - somatic Californian
• MassaggioHot - Stone
• Breathe - Massage
• Reflexology
• Deep MassaggioConnettivale

• By the asd Chess City of Palermo (18.00 Friday, 09/16/2016)

• The southern cuisine (dinner Friday 16/09/2016)
• The Northern cuisine (dinner Saturday 17/09/2016)
• The kitchen of the East (of Sunday, 18.09.2016 dinner)

Edited by Coldiretti

By Mastro's Day

(Hours 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, 17/09/2016)

By the asd Chess City of Palermo (18.00 Sunday, 18/09/2016)
For Euro 3,00 per player registrations, pre-registration required max 50 players


(18.00 Sunday, 18/09/2016)

Foundation Orestiadi
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
The car-free day has been set for the 18/09/2016:
Pedestrianization of part of Via Freedom starts from Piazza Mordini / Crispi ( excluded ) in Piazza Ruggero Settimo / Castelnuovo and Via Ruggero Settimo from Piazza Ruggero Settimo to Via Cavour
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Other: Implementation of the
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
  • Other: Pedestrianization progressive on large portions of the Old Town , which strongly marked road areas of great importance , which via Maqueda , via Vittorio Emanuele .
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
  • Other: Implementation of the
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Other: Adjustment pedestrian crossing Viale Regione Siciliana height forecourt J. Lennon with placement of ramps for the disabled and creating three pedestrian islands protected
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Other: Launch of a new access platform for bike- sharing and car -sharing
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Other: Revaluation of the bands for the distribution of goods within the new LTZ ; launched on an experimental basis , in the privileged pedonalmente areas , a time band that goes from 07.00 to 10.00
Mobility management
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
  • Other: In itinere un piano di spostamento/mobilità per il personale di Almaviva
More details on permanent measures:

The measures already implemented by the Town Council, and considered in the Municipal Action Plan for air pollution and noise pollution, are different, namely:
- With resolution no. 166 of 10/09/2015 the City Council, among others, has defined, in accordance with art. 7 paragraph 9 of Legislative Decree. N. 285/92 as amended, the restricted traffic area, called "ZTL 1" and "ZTL 2", and approved the framework of the operational mode of "ZTL1" and "ZTL2", expecting to make a payment entry / movement of motor vehicles within the "ZTL1" and "ZTL2", in accordance with the provisions of existing PGTU and this in line with the requirements of Article. 7 co. 9 of Legislative Decree n. 285/92 and related directives of the Ministry of Public Works of 04/12/95 and n. 3816 of 21/07/1997;
- With resolution no. 787 of 12.24.2015, the City Council, among other things, approved, for guidance function, the general scheme of charging for access permissions to the Limited Traffic Zone (ZZ.TT.LL.) for having law (as required by the Scheme of the operating mode attached to the GC Deliberation n. 166/2015);
- With City Council resolution no. 133 of 20.07.2016 has been approved a "Municipal Action Plan for air pollution and noise pollution in the city of Palermo";
- Incisive pedestrianization progressive activities concerning large portions of the Old Town, which strongly marked road areas of great importance, such as via Maqueda, via Vittorio Emanuele (also by virtue of the protective actions taken in support of the course "Palermo example of Arabic Norman ", recognized UNESCO heritage), as well as inner urban areas in the four districts of the historic center (which Sett'Angeli square, Piazza Giovanni Meli Piazza San Giacomo La Marina and Piazza Foundry and outside the historical center (such as avenue des Iris and Piazza Tonnara respectively in the fishing villages of Mondello and Arenella);
- The drafting and approval (gs. Of "La Dolce Mobility Plan" resolution of G. C. n. 217 of 12.15.2015), as a support for the extension of cycling in urban areas, which was followed by:
• the establishment of bicycle lanes (along the roads of the Favorita park and the Dante on) for a total area of ​​more than 8 km;
• the issuance of a special order which provides, in order to extend the city's network of cycling, the mixed use of dedicated lanes for public transport (characterized by low bus frequency), for an extension of more than 11 km, allowing the continuity of the existing cycle routes.
- The drafting and approval (gs. Deliberation of GC n. 217 of 12.15.2015) of the "Plan of dedicated lanes", as an instrument to improve the efficiency of the public transport service, which was followed, as a start of plan, the institution (executive Ordinance. n. 152 of 02.17.2016) of the lane along the route through the streets Giorgio Arcoleo, Salamone Marino and Carlo Pisacane, covering a total distance of 0.34 kilometers.
- The establishment of an intermodal exchange pole inside the "Basile" parking lot, where, in addition to a large endowment of stopping, the user will have an intermodal hub of urban and suburban public transport;
- The drafting and approval (gs. Deliberation of GC n. 217 of 12.15.2015) of the "public transport suburban Plan", which provides a broad restructuring of the system of extra-urban routes of the line services in urban areas, with the 'goal of providing the external bus routes to central and LTZ identified special park and ride, places in outlying areas than the so called city "dense". In anticipation of the implementation plan, it is on 8 August 2016, the "Basile" of the parking operation, which the extra-urban public transport terminal, together with the activation of a stop in Piazza Giulio Cesare, with the consequential elimination of the stop in via Paolo Balsamo, who was due to slowdown of vehicle flows and a particular increase in pollutant emissions around the area of ​​the Central Station.
- Interventions fluidization of vehicular traffic in urban areas, in particular on the roads crossing dell'istituenda LTZ, to be implemented by the removal of the stop, from one or from both sides of the roadway, through the development and implementation of Plans of detail, which will allow to study possible design solutions aimed at identifying new parking stalls, a substitute for those eliminated from the main road, as well as by optimizing the traffic-light cycles at intersections implemented with remote telematics coordination.
- The strengthening and streamlining of the urban public transport system, as expressed below:
A) With the DDG of the regional infrastructure and mobility, n. 3170 of 23 December 2015, n. 3281 of 28 December 2015, was approved the financial program of the new tram lines of the city of Palermo, which were brought into service on December 30, 2015. In particular, as of December 30, 2015, the new tram system in the city of Palermo's army with 17 trains distributed on the following lines:
- Tramway n. 1 "Roccella-Central Station", extended for about 5.6 kilometers, linking the site Brancaccio neighborhood on the southern outskirts of the city of Palermo to the central railway station, which is at the edge of ZTL;
- Tramway n. 2 "New Village - Notarbartolo Station", extending for approximately 4.8 km, which connects the Borgo district New with Notarbartolo station, located on the edge of ZTL;
- Tramway n. 3 "CEP-station Notarbartolo," extending for about 5.9 km that connects the neighborhood to the CEP Notarbartolo station, located on the edge of ZTL;
- Tramway n. 4 "station Notarbartolo - Corso Calatafimi - Notarbartolo Station", circular fast extended for about 4.2 kilometers, which connects Corso Calatafimi with Notarbartolo station, located on the edge of ZTL.
Vehicles, an innovative concept in low floor to facilitate the ascent of people of limited mobility, have a tramway track your protected so as to limit the interference of private traffic and ensure high speed.
B) As part of the renovation and doubling of the Palermo railway link, February 18, 2016 were inaugurated the stops "make money" and "Lolli". The latter is located 500 meters from Piazza Castelnuovo (Politeama) and lies on the edge of ZTL. So, today, there are four operating stations / stops located on the edge of ZTL (Notarbartolo, Lolli, Orleans and Central). This transport system therefore provides a number of travelers approximately 2,000 pass./ora each direction (capacity to work will be performed five times).
C) AMAT Palermo S.p.A. It is also making a major effort to renew the face fleet to better service efficiency and the reduction of pollutant emissions.
On December 5, 2014 were purchased 18 new buses EURO 6, resulting in scrapping of 18 buses from the fleet and then struck on 19 January 2016 have been commissioned (and in the process of registration, gs. Nothing precludes no. 1,214,223 of 22.07.2016 issued by the urban Mobility) other 21 new city buses EURO 6 resulting in scrapping 21 bus struck by the vehicle fleet.
They were also purchased 13 school bus diesel EURO 6, delivered in January 2016. In addition, together with the capital increase ordered by the City Council by resolution no. 207 of 11 December 2015, was approved an investment plan that provides for the purchase of additional 21 buses.
Finally the 2015-19 of AMAT business plan provides for the purchase of 58 more CNG vehicles through further guaranteed loan of € 16 million granted under the National Operational Programme "City Subways 2014-2020" adopted by the European Commission (so-called "PON METRO").
D) In ​​2016, moreover, AMAT Palermo S.p.A. increased the frequency of the local public transport lines within the perimeter of the ZTL (from 5,964 passengers / hour to 7,204 passengers / hour with increase of over 20%), as well as along the main relating to the LTZ (from 8,593 to 13,969 passengers / hour with a consequent increase of the transmission capacity higher than 62%, for a total of increase of 6,616 passengers / hour.
E) By order of 23 September 2014 and of 5 December 2014 were purchased 88 cars for the Car Sharing service, whose fleet was thus tripled.
Of these, 29 are electric (provided together with 16 charging stations), 49 are low-emission, being equipped with hybrid fuel natural gas / gasoline. Moreover, consequentially, they were tripled stalls dedicated to car sharing service, which are now located throughout in well 85 parking lots distributed in the municipality.
Moreover, with Memorandum of Understanding of 28 April 2016 between the City of Palermo, Palermo AMAT S.p.A. and INAIL, has been provided for the purchase of an additional four cars equipped with special driving controls for handicapped people.
F ) On August 5, 2014 was approved the final project related to the Bike Sharing System works. The final award was made January 26, 2015 and the service is already operational.
The predicted Bike Sharing System , just set up , consists of 37 stations set up for the automatic distribution of 420 bicycles , including 20 type electric pedal assisted and 400 -type muscle.
Eight photovoltaic shelters were also installed .
G ) E ' was prepared for the establishment of SHUTTLE lines "FREE HISTORICAL CENTER " and SHUTTLE "FREE EXPRESS " , both free of charge . The first serves the historic center and moving inside the perimeter of the same . The second connects the parking Basile and Independence Square.