With its 908,000 of inhabitants, its GDP of 55.000 mlns/€ and its urban area of 130 km2, Turin is one of the most important cities in Italy and it represents an important railway and highway junction (5 motorways).
Turin is daily crossed by intense traffic flows: almost 2 millions of displacements per day. The use of car is predominant, but 1/3 of the “motorised” displacements takes place using public transport and this value is rising, mainly thanks to targeted policies fostering the use of public transport and better public transport infrastructures.
On the urban territory, nowadays there’re 170 public transport lines with a network extension of 1200 km and 1 underground line. It has been activated a public service of bike-sharing. Turin is one of the first Italian cities in adopting ITS to plan and develop transport services.
The Turin City is structured around about 15 General Divisions and more than 60 Departments. As public authority, the Municipality manages a lot of services in different domains (Territory Care, Social and Economic Development, Environment, Mobility, Innovation, etc.). Turin is strongly committed to become a “Smarter City”, fostering a sustainable, intelligent and inclusive urban growth. The last step of this process is the Masterplan “SMILE – Smart Mobility Integration Life&Health and Energy”, that – with particular focus on the mobility domain – identifies targeted actions to improve and spread the ITS system of the City and to move towards a more sustainable and better organised urban mobility.
These actions take their basic inputs from two previous strategic plans of the City in the mobility domains, with whom they are strictly linked: the Traffic Urban Plan and the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (2011).
In terms of competence in leading on European projects, the City has both led and partnered on a range of European projects, including ERDF, ESF, Territorial Cooperation Programs and CIP.
For further info on EU co-funded projects: www.comune.torino.it/relint .
Role in the project
The Municipality of Turin is involved in the project mainly as test-bed for the delivery of the pilot (WP6). Furthermore, the Municipality will engage itself in the communication and dissemination activities (WP 8) related to the project, involving local stakeholders and promoting the project at local level. Besides, the Mobility department personnel of Turin will also be engaged in the following WPs: WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4, WP7 and WP10.
Key contributions and experimentations
The Municipality of Turin guaranteed active support for the local subsidiary companies (CSI and 5T) and the Polytechnic of Turin can guarantee a profitable use of the objectives in the project, with particular reference to mobile navigation systems and traffic control.
The City of Turin will therefore provide the assistance necessary to ensure territorial local scale the successful testing of its companies involved in the project, coordinating actions and acquiring land for the results developed under spatial planning in traffic (car-sharing, bike sharing, public transportation lines, etc.).