The suburbs first and minimize the impact in via Libertà

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Priority to the suburban lines and a careful evaluation of the section that will cross via Libertà, which climbs last in the time schedule.
Briefly, this is the sense of a policy act approved by the city council, on the proposal of the councilor for sustainable mobility Maurizio Carta, which overturns the order of work for the second phase of the tram system contract compared to what was established by the previous one.

“Having acknowledged that the offices have acquired the necessary legal opinions for the definitive design of lines A, B and C, the Council, in a new and more adequate vision of urban mobility – reads the communiqué of the Municipality – considered it essential to remodel the implementation priority in order both to make the lines serving the peripheral areas of the city immediately operational, and to make their construction compatible with the current funding assigned, subject to review pursuant to and for the effects of the adjustments to the regional price lists “.

Here is the order of priority established in the address of the Executive:

PRIORITY 1: SECTION “C”: Line 4/1 – extension of existing line 3 for 8.180 km (A / R), according to the current scheme (single track for each carriageway), along Viale della Regione Siciliana up to the Orleans Station; PRIORITY 2: SECTION “B”: Line 5/1 – extension of existing line 1 for 1,330 km (A / R), from Notarbartolo Station to via Duca della Verdura; PRIORITY 3: SECTION “A”: Line 6/1 – extension of existing line 1 for 11,550 km (A / R), from via Balsamo to viale Croce Rossa.
For this section, during the executive design phase, all the most suitable and further improvement solutions within the section of the route between Piazza Antonio Mordini and Piazza Giulio Cesare must be subject to an in-depth assessment, in order to minimize the impact on the urban fabric.
/ historical while ensuring the effectiveness of the system.

The tram in via Libertà

The specification concerning section A refers precisely to the tracks which, in theory, will have to rise on one of the main axes of the city, which crossing via Libertà, via Emerico Amari and via Roma, will arrive at the central station.
A line that had been the subject of discussion during the recent election campaign, with Roberto Lagalla who had expressed his opposition to the passage of the tram from via Libertà.
Once elected, however, the mayor after viewing the documents, at the beginning of July, said: “I found the papers that say that lines A, B and C, that is the one that should pass through via Libertà, the one that would go down towards via Duca della Verdura and the one that would close the axis between Corso Calatafimi and the station, are already subject to approval, financing and contractualization.
Giving up these lines means losing 300 million in loans “.

Lagalla: “Respect for the historic urban fabric”

Now comes this act of guidance, which was strongly desired by Lagalla himself because “it constitutes a clear example of a new administrative approach of a Municipality that regains its regulatory and planning capacity to address the overall design of collective mobility in the best possible way.
ferro, pursuing – continues the mayor – the dual objective of connecting the peripheral areas to facilitate their regeneration and to have respect and care for the most precious and delicate parts of the historic urban fabric “.

Charter: “Facilitate the more peripheral areas”

The commissioner Carta declares that “the policy act has a high political-technical value because it clarifies the new vision of the Giunta Lagalla towards sustainable mobility in a restricted location that facilitates mobility to and from the most peripheral areas and connects the University Campus, the Polyclinic and the Central Station, also helping to close the existing tramway network.
In addition, the inversion of priority with respect to the previous administration’s acts will allow to carry out all the necessary and more accurate technical investigations, both transport and urban planning, to review the methods of travel along the central north-south axis “.

News from Sicily
2022-08-05 19:00:00

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