CIVITAS Study Tour and Thematic Workshop – Parma/Reggio Emilia (Italy) 5-6th July 2016
LINKING TERRITORIES: LONG TO SHORT DISTANCE CO-MODALITY
The Municipalities of Parma and Reggio Emilia took part in a number of CIVITAS thematic cooperation activities and are also active members of the Political Advisory Committee (PAC). Reggio Emilia coordinated also ENTER-HUB, an URBACT project that promoted the role of railway hubs/multimodal interfaces of regional relevance in medium cities as engines for integrated urban development and economic, social and cultural regeneration.
In parallel with the PAC meeting, on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th July 2016, practitioners from other CIVITAS cities learned on how the two cities successfully connected their urban areas with rural/sub-urban territories and the wide area as a whole to long distance destinations via the new High Speed railway station Mediopadana. A two-days event combining a study tour and a thematic workshop focused on integrated planning of transport interchanges and optimal seamless use of different transport modes and services.
The study tour was organised by CIVITAS WIKI and the Municipalities of Parma and Reggio Emilia. The study tour was free of charge and open to all transport practitioners and professionals. For a limited number of participants CIVITAS WIKI has co-financed travel and accommodation expenses.
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Tuesday 5th July 2016
13:00 – 14:30
Meeting point at Palazzetto Eucherio Sanvitale, Parco Ducale, Parma
14:45 – 16:15
Study visit at TEP (Trasporti Pubblici di Parma)
We will be picked up by Pronto Bus, the DRTS (demand responsive transport service) of the city of Parma operated during the night and offering the public transport option also to neighboring towns. We will reach the headquarters of the public transport operator TEP and after a visit at their depot we will learn more about the trolleybus system and the IT customised platform used to manage the flexible/on-demand service, including the fleet of Happybus, the city’s school transport service.
16:45 – 17:45
Study visit at the new Railway Station in Parma
We will reach the renovated railway station Parma Centrale on a TEP trolleybus. The new station has been transformed into an advanced intermodal hub: parking garage for 220 vehicles, urban and interurban bus station with direct access to platforms, car and bike sharing, recharging points for e-vehicles and the “Cicletteria”, a cycling sub-hub with safe parking facilities for over 600 bikes, a bike cafè and a lab with bike rental/repair services.
18:15 – 20:00
Study visit at the HST Mediopadana Station in Reggio Emilia
Onboard Italobus, the coach transfer service operated from Parma central staion, we will reach in about 45 min the high speed train station Mediopadana in Reggio Emilia. Designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, the HST station is a TEN-T node linking the wide area with long distance destinations in Italy and Europe.
20:30 – 22:00
Informal dinner in Reggio Emilia
Wednesday 6th July 2016
Thematic Workshop - Moderator: Cosimo Chiffi, TRT – CIVITAS WIKI
9:00 – 9:20
9:20 – 9:40
Opening and welcome messages
Luca Vecchi, Mayor of Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Steen Møller, Deputy Mayor Odense (Denmark), PAC Chair
9:40 – 10:00
Rail towards 2050 – Vision and Roadmap for Sustainable Mobility
Cosimo Chiffi, TRT Trasporti e Territorio – CIVITAS WIKI
10:00 – 10:30
High speed mobility and urban planning in medium sized cities
Alessandro Meggiato, Head Mobility Department City of Reggio Emilia
10:30 – 10:50
Lugano URBACT/EnterHub Project: Linking territories by railway in Ticino (Switzerland)
Giorgio Maric, URBACT Delegate, Head Economic Development Office City of Lugano (CH)
10:50 – 11:20
11:20 – 11:40
Advanced nodes and SUMP: how Parma addressed sustainable mobility in its wide area
Gabriele Folli, Mobility Councillor City of Parma
11:40 – 12:00
Hubs and co-modality in Porto (Portugal)
Carlos Eurico Martins Ferreira, City of Porto
12:00 – 13:00
Conclusions and discussion
13:00 – 14:00
Venue Day 1
Parma, Palazzetto Eucherio Sanvitale, Parco Ducale
Entrance from Strada delle Fonderie (Ponte Verdi) or Via John Fitzgerald Kennedy - https://goo.gl/maps/Tfhzn9REzY92
A luggage deposit will be made available for the participants at “La Cicletteria”, the bike parking facility and cycling hub close to Parma Central Station.
Venue Day 2
Reggio Emilia City Hall, Sala Tricolore - Piazza Camillo Prampolini 1 - https://goo.gl/maps/sfPW6C2imnH2
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Author: Cosimo Chiffi