TRAFFIC PLANNING IN THE ALPINE REGIONS

VERKEHRSPLANUNG IM ALPENRAUM

IF IT IS TO BE OF LONG TERM SIGNIFICANCE, TRAFFIC PLANNING IN THE ALPINE REGION WILL HAVE TO OBSERVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ECOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND NOT MERELY FULFIL EXCLUSIVELY TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC REQUIREMENTS. THE ALPINE REGION CAN ONLY BE MAINTAINED AS A POPULATED AND CULTURAL AREA ON CONDITION THAT IT NEITHER BECOMES AN OBVIOUSLY INSUPERABLE OBSTACLE TO MOTOR TRAFFIC, NOR COMES TO BE REGARDED AS AN INEXHAUSTIBLE SOURCE OF EXPLOITATION BY FOREIGN TRAFFIC. THE POSSIBLE DANGER THAT THE ALPS WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO TRAFFIC UNTIL THE "ROOF GARDEN OF EUROPE" HAS NOTHING BETTER TO OFFER THAN THE MOST COMFORTABLE STRIPS OF ASPHALT CAN NO LONGER BE DISMISSED. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE ALPINE REGION IS GREATLY DEPENDENT ON THE TRAFFIC FACTOR, THE THEORY BEING THAT THE FORMER ALSO RESTRICTS THE LATTER. THIS DEVELOPMENT CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED IN ORGANICALLY SUITABLE GROWTH. THIS MEANS THAT TRAFFIC PLANNING MUST FULFIL DEMANDS MADE ON IT BY MEANS OF ORGANISATIONAL MEASURES AND LOCALISED IMPROVEMENTS. IT MUST ALSO UTILISE ENVIRONMENT ORIENTATED TECHNOLOGIES OFFERING SPECIALLY ADAPTED RAILWAYS AS A TRANSPORT ALTERNATIVE, (THIS WOULD ALSO BE OF ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE). THE OUTER ALPINE REGIONS SHOULD INVESTIGATE ENVIRONMENT ORIENTATED POSSIBILITIES WHEN DEVELOPING THEIR LEGITIMATE INTEREST IN TRANSPORT ROUTES.

  • Authors:
    • KOECHLER, H
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01301850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 8:24AM