Forte Begato cable car, from the number of passengers to privacy restrictions: the unresolved doubts of those who say no to work

Genoa. From the expected number of passengers – the capacity to date fluctuates between 800 and 2000 people per hour – to the sky-high costs, from landscape and architectural constraints, to safety, to the impact on those who will live under the future cable car between Principe and Forte Begato, up to the privacy that will be limited to those who live in front of the cables and who “will be able to greet cruise passengers in the cable car with their hand”.

That “Down to earth” selectionin contrast to the construction of the cable car that the municipality wants to build thanks to the money from NRP, returns to be heard, a little more than a week after the demonstration in the squarewith some questions, unresolved issues, related to the project (which does not yet exist) and to the municipal tender.

Point by point, some unanswered questions concern both the system and the urban context in which it is to be inserted. In the background, an accusation against the administration, the one about lack of transparency. Although the Bucci junta has repeatedly made it known that “as soon as the actual project is in place”, it will not escape a confrontation with the citizens.

Money.
“The tender called” Creating new accessibility to the Genoese continuation system through the construction of a new gondola lift – CIG: 8951567AC4 – CUP: B31B21006780001 “is part of the broader call for the reconstruction of Parco delle Mura, which in turn is included among the various This tender provides about 70 million, but 40 million of these – according to the latest figures circulated a few weeks ago – will actually be invested in this new access road, which will connect the Maritime Station and Forte Begato. the amount initially allocated 28 million for the installation of a cable car, which later became 35 million by choosing a cable car.And recently, they have increased to 40 million due to the increase in the price of raw materials.These 12 million more were inevitably deducted from what were interventions dedicated to the restructuring and safety of the forts themselves and interventions on the trails.

Number of passengers.
“One of the cornerstones of the project is the applicability of this work to cruise passengers, the only type of user mentioned in the questions on the sidelines of the offer. The first documents call for a capacity of 2,000 people per hour, a number that we believe is unlikely, even though all cruise passengers decide to get off the ship once in port. On the other hand, Councilor Picciocchi spoke of a flow rate of 800 people per hour: costs are rising, flows are falling and doubts are growing. It would be interesting at this point if the market studies justifying this work were published and their update led to the request for a flow rate of 60% less than the original forecast.

Limitations.
“The constraints that we can define as natural, especially hydrogeological and linked to the wind, are summarily liquidated and minimized in the reports that are available. Another constraint involves the installation, especially in the district over Lagaccio, of pylons of more than 70 meters , and is associated with the risk of fire … houses that on fire can damage the impressive work.In addition, by installing such tall pylons, according to the available documents, privacy issues are minimized for citizens … perhaps for those in Lagaccio, but not for those in San Teodoro and Oregina who will be able to greet tourists from the window ”.

Railway.
“It is envisaged that the tracks will have to be covered immediately below the cable car due to the danger associated with possible falls of objects. Danger therefore exists for that stretch, but not for when it passes over the houses? Furthermore, there was, as it appears from the questions of 22 December, not given a plan of the railway area, which we consider significant in the design phase ”.

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