The Ostiglia-Treviso railway opened in different segments between 1925 and 1941 and closed in different segments between 1945 and 1987. The railway corridor was converted, in part, into a pedestrian-bicycle path from 2005. In addition to the transformation of a part of the former railway into a pedestrian-bicycle path, the route expe-rienced other dynamics, including transformation into agricultural land, conversion into roads and cart tracks and abandonment. This research studied the dense vegetation originated aft er the abandonment of the rails, focusing on the spatial analysis of the polygon of tree cover in their historical-cultural and naturalistic contexts. A GIS database was created of all the vegetated polygons along the entire route of the former railway. Analysis of this data provided quantitative information that was compared with the FAO defi nition of a forest. The result of this analysis suggests that the vegetation cover along the former Ostiglia-Treviso railway is now a “series of forests”. Furthermore, its linear form works as a link between naturalistic and cultural features typical of the territory, making it both an ecological corridor and a potential greenway in its total length.

L'ex-ferrovia Ostiglia-Treviso: analisi di una foresta e greenway su binari

Silvia Piovan;
2022

Abstract

The Ostiglia-Treviso railway opened in different segments between 1925 and 1941 and closed in different segments between 1945 and 1987. The railway corridor was converted, in part, into a pedestrian-bicycle path from 2005. In addition to the transformation of a part of the former railway into a pedestrian-bicycle path, the route expe-rienced other dynamics, including transformation into agricultural land, conversion into roads and cart tracks and abandonment. This research studied the dense vegetation originated aft er the abandonment of the rails, focusing on the spatial analysis of the polygon of tree cover in their historical-cultural and naturalistic contexts. A GIS database was created of all the vegetated polygons along the entire route of the former railway. Analysis of this data provided quantitative information that was compared with the FAO defi nition of a forest. The result of this analysis suggests that the vegetation cover along the former Ostiglia-Treviso railway is now a “series of forests”. Furthermore, its linear form works as a link between naturalistic and cultural features typical of the territory, making it both an ecological corridor and a potential greenway in its total length.
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