This chapter is a public presentation of PRIN-Cofin Research 2007, developed in team work with Paolo Michieletto, Armando Bazzani e Bruno Giorgini published in papers of the “Seventh Venice International Conference Big events and transport: the transportation requirements for the management of large scale events”, Venice, Fondazione Cini, October 29th 2010, organized by IUAV University of Venice TTL Research Unit (Transport, Territory and Logistics). In Venice the famous network of pedestrian foot-ways deserves attention and research since has to face very often mass events. Even the ordinary mobility has peculiar needs needing care. Efficiency of road and rail in the principal hub of modal interchange, relays basically on the service quality of the pedestrian infrastructure in the Old city. Venice is shown as the best pedestrian paradigm for modern ideal city, with all the advantages of a widespread network of public open spaces, where to move freely is easy to any kind of social contacts for utilitarian, cultural or leisure experiences. Reality is different because freedom is bond to interchange hubs and the whole pedestrian network depends on main bridges to allow city-wide connections under a strict hierarchy, hidden by labyrintic paths. Users’ density must also be deeply investigated, because the crowd has relevant impacts on the quality of movements in the core City. In case of mass events in a number of crucial sites are reported pedestrian traffic-jams and risks. This calls to a critical review of events, and real time monitoring of mass movements to allow now-casting and on-time measures to prevent over-crowding and risks. This means also to improve quality of ordinary conditions to live and visit Venice.

VENICE AS PEDESTRIAN CITY AND TOURIST MAGNET

MAMOLI, MARCELLO;
2010

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This chapter is a public presentation of PRIN-Cofin Research 2007, developed in team work with Paolo Michieletto, Armando Bazzani e Bruno Giorgini published in papers of the “Seventh Venice International Conference Big events and transport: the transportation requirements for the management of large scale events”, Venice, Fondazione Cini, October 29th 2010, organized by IUAV University of Venice TTL Research Unit (Transport, Territory and Logistics). In Venice the famous network of pedestrian foot-ways deserves attention and research since has to face very often mass events. Even the ordinary mobility has peculiar needs needing care. Efficiency of road and rail in the principal hub of modal interchange, relays basically on the service quality of the pedestrian infrastructure in the Old city. Venice is shown as the best pedestrian paradigm for modern ideal city, with all the advantages of a widespread network of public open spaces, where to move freely is easy to any kind of social contacts for utilitarian, cultural or leisure experiences. Reality is different because freedom is bond to interchange hubs and the whole pedestrian network depends on main bridges to allow city-wide connections under a strict hierarchy, hidden by labyrintic paths. Users’ density must also be deeply investigated, because the crowd has relevant impacts on the quality of movements in the core City. In case of mass events in a number of crucial sites are reported pedestrian traffic-jams and risks. This calls to a critical review of events, and real time monitoring of mass movements to allow now-casting and on-time measures to prevent over-crowding and risks. This means also to improve quality of ordinary conditions to live and visit Venice.
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