Turin, a city of 30km/h, this is how mobility will change from the beginning of the new year

In recent days in the Piedmontese capital, the City Council has approved a motion to revolutionize urban mobility. What will happen in the future? Here’s everything you need to know about changing speed limits on the streets of central Turin.

Turin city from 30km/h
Turin city of 30km/h – motori.news

There road safety increasingly comes to the fore. In fact, to reduce often tragic road accidents and risks to any road user, more and more initiatives are being promoted to guarantee circulation as free from serious consequences as possible. But what is happening in Turin? Here are all the details about this matter.

In central areas of cities, going at a moderate speed is essential, in order to guarantee safety for pedestrians, cyclists and all the more “fragile” road users. L’lowering of speed limitstherefore, could be an attractive solution, so that any risk and dangerous incident can be minimized.

In the coming months there will be an epochal change regarding the speed limits in Turin, the capital of Piedmont. Let’s discover this revolution in urban mobility. Here’s what the mayor and the city council have decided.

Slower urban mobility. Here’s what will happen in Turin in the future

The Mayor of Turin, Stefano Lo Russo, and all the Giunta will work to make the city a safer place, lowering the speed limit to 30 km/h. But what exactly will happen? Will all areas of the city be affected by this measure or not? Here’s everything you need to know about it.

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Approved in Turin a motion to lower the speed limit to 30 km/h – Motori.News

On 14 November, the City Council of Turin approved the motion concerning the lowering of the speed limits to 30 km/h. It passed with 27 votes in favor and only 3 against. This is what can be read in the text of the approved motion: “At all speeds, the main cause of accidents and road safety risks are distractions and failure to give way, so there is a need to increase citizens’ awareness of respect for the rules and moderation in driving vehicles”.

The change will not be instantaneous, but it will take a few months before the new measures will actually take effect. We will talk about it again, therefore, in 2023. But not all roads inside the Piedmontese capital will see the speed limits reduced to 30 km/h. What will happen concretely?

It is working for reduce speed limits to 30 km/h on any road with no right of way. Instead, the limit on other urban roads with greater traffic will remain at 50 km/h (or 70 km/h, depending on the road).

The 30 km/h limit, therefore, will only exist on all side roads and in the central ZTL areas. In the text of the City Council it can also be read that the average speed in the stretches affected by the change is around 25 km/h, an aspect that “makes accelerating between one intersection and another in streets without the right of way or towards the next traffic light essentially useless”.

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Speed ​​limit set at 30 km/h – Motori.News

Turin is not the first Italian city to “work” to give a safer turn to its internal mobility. In recent months, in fact, Bologna had already presented its action plan to lower the speed to 30 km/h in the central areas of the city. We’ll see what happens concretely in the coming months. In the meantime, the citizens of Turin are warned.

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