- Where do you
work and what do you do there?
My name is Loredana Modugno, I’m architect and urban planner
and I work for Ginosa Municipality, actually I’m
directly involved in the implementation of Ginosa first SUMP. I’m also
Mobility Manager and I collaborate different municipalities and associations in
- What is the
population of your city?
Ginosa is a small town in the province of Taranto (Apulia, southern Italy) very closer to Matera (24,8 km from Ginosa)
European Capital of Culture 2019. Ginosa,
which also includes the shoreline of Marina di Ginosa, is the last municipality
of the Ionian province on the border with Basilicata.
municipality of Ginosa, has a territorial area of about 187,06 sq.
Km, and a population of about 22.547 (M 11.224, F 11.323)
inhabitants, with a settlement density of about 120 ab / sq. Km.
summer the resident population of Ginosa Marina rises from 5,000 inhabitants to
40-50,000 presences, reaching peak daily rates of over 70,000 tourists on
Sundays in August.
The relatively flat landscape is cut through with a number of
deep canyons (gravine) created by rivers flowing into the Gulf of Taranto.
Ginosa is also part of the Regional natural park of “Terra delle
Gravine”the third largest park in Puglia after the Gargano and the Alta Murgia
parks. Ginosa has a very
fragile territory and has recently suffer a nefarious flood event, for this it
needs to start over.
- What is the
mobility situation like in your city? Are there any differences between
neighbourhoods in this regard?
The city of Ginosa has a railway
station located at Ginosa Marina (20,7 km from Ginosa) a part of Ginosa
Municipality. Ginosa Marina is a seaside resort in the Gulf of Taranto.The
railway line is very important because it guarantees the right to mobility for
students, workers, tourists and other citizens
of Puglia and Basilicata.
Private Car is predominantly
used (about 65%). Public Transport (extra-urban) is generally used only for
systematic trips and connect Ginosa with other cities.
Both Ginosa and Ginosa Marina
have many pedestrian little squares and parks but not sufficiently
- What is the
modal split in your city?
Car 65% Public Transport 16% Walking
15% Cycling 4%
mobility-related policies and plans does your city have in place?
The municipality of Ginosa, in
line with European, national and regional targets, has started a structural
reorganization of urban mobility by adapting the Sustainable Urban Mobility
Plan (SUMP) in order to reduce the negative impacts of transport, improve
accessibility, encouraging more sustainable means of transport, improve the
quality of life for citizens, visitors and other stakeholders.
Ginosa’s overall goal is to
become a sociable, environmental, economic and sustainable city to visit, live
and work in.
In the last few months Ginosa was
working on the implementation of several measures focused on: accessibility
security and public space requalification (restricted zone, traffic calming
measures, accessibility for all, etc.); cycling infrastructure (new cycle
networks, new cycle parking and storage); parking management (parking
regulations); public transport (new interchange nodes; reorganization of bus
routes, new bus fleet - small & Low-Carb e-bus) accompanying and
awareness-raising measures (mobility management, integrate SLP3 in the city’s
The municipality has already
approved some strategic actions and initiatives to improve its SUMP:
- Apply to Civitas SUMPS-up
Learning Programme - SLP3. SUMP Learning Programme 3
(SLP3) was a chance to take best practice used elsewhere and create our own
local adaptations. The most useful aspect was to learn the different
methodologies adopted to elaborate SUMP process. The workshop held in the host
cities has been an opportunity to share reflections, proposals and useful
tools, stimulating a dialectical interaction between the actors involved. The
meeting has been also a challenge to learn from the most diverse participant
backgrounds, promote city cooperation, develop a common vision of mobility, set
goals and strategic objectives. Thanks to SLP3
Program Ginosa is working on a radical transformation not only of urban,
infrastructural and transport solutions, but also the mentality and habits of
the citizens through a wide-ranging and strategic programming that includes an
incisive plan of communication and sharing.
- Approve the BICIPLAN. In June 2019 the Cycle Mobility
Plan, with 65.121 Km new cycle network, has been also approved. (23.321km in
urban area – Ginosa and Marina di Ginosa - 41.8 km in extra-urban areas, for
tourism) The Plan includes cycle parking and storage, bike sharing and traffic
- Apply to Regional Funding in
order to regenerate urban and public space for a better environment. The Municipality of Ginosa has
recently won a regional financing for the waterfront renewal (attractive
streetscapes and urban environment are important aspect of urban life and
quality life in a city).
- Apply to URBACT III with
"The Last Safe Kilometre", promoted by the city of Skawina (Poland)
Next step should be to promote
and share the experience of SUMP Learning Programme (SLP3). The municipality
aims to create a specific inter-departmental working group responsible for SUMP
development. Through the creation specific mobility offices, the SLP3
activities and knowledge will be embedded within city’s long-term
strategies. This group will need to have
sufficient understanding and Knowledge of mobility measures and city
administration to be able to perform a good measure selection and to work on a
new vision and target of sustainable, efficient and attractive Ginosa.