Stairs closed to cars and open to bicycles? Transodolomites: ” False problem: 9 out of 10 cyclists approach the mountain by car. Need the train ”

TRENTO. IN mountain bike without effect? All in all, it does not seem to e the theme of the closure of the Dolomite Passports to let you pass only the two wheels for Massimo Girardi of the Transdolomites (an association that for years has pursued the goal of creating a new rail link between Trento and Canazei (Alba / Penia) and, more generally, promoting sustainable mobility at great heights by focusing primarily on ” alpine ” trains ) would be a false issue. ” The data recently published in the press by Professor Thomas Bausch of UniBz – he explains – speak clearly: you arrive at the tourist destination 9 times out of 10 by car and on those cars we find the bicycles to be used to make them ecologists at great heights. Fixed observation aimed at residents. It is not the only tourist that generates traffic, but the vast majority of residents which opposite an excellent offer of public mobility, which is primarily intended for them they snatch it in favor of the car above all else for minimal movements. Conclusion: laziness has become the disease of montanarme and me the first to be educated are the residents”.

Girardi goes on to comment on Bausch’s data, explaining that we read about an important willingness of tourists to arrive voluntarily at their destination without a car, and that ” a larger number of tourists would like to be able to leave their car at the hotel. Unlike the resident continues number one of Transdolomites – is the demonstration that there is a large proportion of tourists ‘already trained’ in the use of public transport and who therefore uses it ”. ” What approach should then be taken in defense of the mountain suffocated by the traffic? – Girardi asks himself – The defense of the latter must start with internal solutions, but the true defense of the mountain must start from the cities, places from which floating in the direction of tourist sites. The problem is therefore daily and certainly not resizing imagines Saturday cycling to reach the passes”.

To accompany slow tourism, the real one that climbs to the top even on its bike to enjoy the beauties and landscapes of the Dolomites, so Transdolomites does not propose to focus on tourism for the use and consumption of ‘‘cars and motorcycles, of speed and noise, which is the negation of beauty. If you look at the way you travel, you feel a strong tendency to admire the landscape but this is limited by the driving effort and the fact that the car window is a limited screen. So why not start with what they suggest art cities and imagine a panoramic bus connection which provides much wider visibility, they are dedicated to enjoying the view and with built-in technologies in different languages they can tell The Dolomites during the trip?”.

And then the association’s ” (steam) fighting horse: ” Promoting the concept “slotsbane“. The cable car off Mendolathe various examples that Switzerland offers us as well as other realities spread around the world shows the valuable contribution that railway mobility can provide the opportunity to connect the valley bottoms to high-altitude destinations. So why not imagine in our house a similar solution as it provides Penia leads to Fedaiaor that from other valley floors lead to the foot of Sassolungo, Sella, etc.? There is a conservative world of environmentalism that looks with suspicion at this solution, but just go for the next one Engadine and travel at Bernina or Albula to find a railway whose infrastructure has been recognized World Heritage. Human engineering has meant that the harmonious insertion of viaduct bridges into the alpine environment has given the landscape a great added value as people come to admire from all over the world. We do not always forget how in our house The Gleno viaduct in the former Ora-Predazzo is the subject that appears most in historical images ”.

In short, for Girardi, the railway would represent the “end of the circle” for mobility between cities and the Dolomites: an integrated preference lane for public mobility that has nothing to do with the passenger car lane. ” The only valid alternative to the use of cars is the railway – he concludes -. As Prof. Bausch declares only 2% are those who use the bus to reach tourist destinations shows that rubber is not the solution of the future. The awareness thatThe politics and societies of the Dolomites must mature and observe the change that is taking place at their bordersthat. Already today the railway off Burner makes it possible to reach our region anywhere. This concept is and the breath of the railway should be extended in the heart of the Dolomites to be connected with the whole world not to have more tourism but better tourismand which coexist better with communities ”.

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