Posted by dcottafa on 28 June 2017
Speaker: Prof. Andrea Scagni
UniToGO: All round cycling initiative for a smarter, cleaner university - Talk at Velo-city 2017 (Nijmegen).
Abstract: the University of Turin is a large, mega-atheneum with a sparse structure, about 120 branches indifferent locations around the city (and the suburbs). Its daily activities induce a significant part of the Turin metropolitan area mobility with a community of around 70.000, distances covered every single day are way above 100.000 kms. UniToGO - Unito Green office is a dedicated team that works with a combined research + actionapproach on all topics concerning the sustainability of the university day-to-day activities. Created at the beginning of 2017, it includes people from faculty, students, staff and is granted specific funding.It is an active member of the RUS ( Rete Università Sostenibili )national network. The sustainable mobility working group of the UniTo Green Office aims to build cultural, normative and structural conditions that can motivate the members of the UniTo community to change their mobility choices towards sustainability. The Modal share of home-to-work and home-to-school should increase for: active mobility (walking & cycling), Regional and local public transport (road or rail), Standard or new forms of sharing mobility.