Politecnico di Torino has been constantly striving - in a crescendo since 2013 - to promote a modern, flexible and co-modal approach to the daily commute of employees and students, i.e., sustainable in terms of both traffic and energy-environmental issues.
All round sustainable modal choices are therefore pursued - in terms of safety, quality and efficiency - by encouraging the use of shared transport, including public transport, promoting pedestrian and bicycle mobility, and generally favouring forms of motorised mobility with a low environmental impact, locally as well as globally; this applies to both service travel and daily journeys to and from the University.
The actions concern:
- promoting the use of shared transport, from public transport in the first place to mobility as a service, through incentives and agreements;
- monitoring the modal choices of the University’s staff and students to guide planning actions more effectively;
- the adoption and optimisation in the use of equipment, facilities and services on Campus for individual transport.
Since 2021, the Politecnico di Torino has its own Commuting Plan (PSCL) as per Rectoral Decree no. 670 of 08.31.2021.
Constant monitoring of the University's modal choices also allows a periodic estimation of aggregate consumption and consequent CO2 emissions for a review of the University’s progress towards decarbonisation.