Comunità Montana Vallo di Diano (Italy)
The area of “Vallo di Diano” is a fertile plateau located at about 450 m. above sea level, in the south of the Campania region (on the border with Basilicata region).
It has a typically mild Mediterranean climate, is surrounded by hills and mountains and sparsely populated with a large elderly population.
There are two well-developed industrial areas (Polla and Atena Lucana) and many green areas, infact the mountain community is located in the heart of the National Park of "Cilento e Vallo di Diano". Nevertheless it is a transit area crossed by a a good motorway network.
The economy of the land is mainly based on:
- Some small artisan firms
“Vallo di Diano” is an area visited by thousands of tourists who every year arrive from all over Europe.
It has many important tourist resources such as the Certosa of San Lorenzo, caves of Pertosa and Orchids’ Valley.
Actual state of accessibility-work
“Comunità Montana Vallo di Diano“ is an important local institution responsible for the development of land. It is composed of representatives of 15 villages.
One of the main tasks of the mountain community is to organise and oversee the transportation plan for all villages that belong to it. However, each of these village has its own administration that deals with the implementation of concrete measures for PRM.
The road network in the area is large, branched and able to reach even the most extreme points.
Also the local public buildings are all free of architectural barriers and, therefore, equipped with ramps, elevators, automatic footrests.
Regarding the implementation of the ISEMOA method, the local test-site was motivated by the development and implementation of the mobility policy for all, in the awareness that this is the only possible way to ensure the respect of rights for all people.
Representatives of local political institutions and PRM’s representatives formed the ISEMOA team. In addition, a local Travel Agency participated which helped us to gather important background indicators about accessibility problems and suggestions for better management of the problem in the future.
The main outcome of the ISEMOA implementation was identification of the need of guidance on managing accessibility.
Quotes of local stakeholders
There is no involvement of the different PRM'-categories in the local strategies. Local Institutions take into account only one type of PRM, that’s to say people in wheelchairs.
Local Institutions have to increasingly address the problem of accessibility.
The continuous comparison of demand and supply of Public and Local Transport is very important.