TRANSIT TRAFFIC THROUGH SWITZERLAND AND THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY. TRANSPORT AND 1992. TRANSCRIPTS OF TRANSNET CONFERENCE HELD ON 14 JULY 1989

This paper presents the views of Alpine transit traffic of the Swiss Traffic Club, an environmentalist organisation aiming to achieve a transport system that adequately considers people and the environment. Swiss environmental policy is more progressive than that of the European Community (EC). There is also concern that the EC will cause the volume of traffic to increase, especially on the roads and in the air, to an extent destructive for man and the environment. The EC is disturbed that both Switzerland and Austria wish to limit the increase of goods transport on their roads across the Alps, for environmental reasons. The EC is asking Switzerland to provide a road corridor for 40 tonne lorries (with a tolerance margin of 4 tonnes), although Switzerland allows lorry weights of 28 tonnes at most. Switzerland is offering instead to build an additional rail tunnel through the Alps and equip its railway lines for the transport of goods by lorries and containers loaded on railway trucks. Swiss environmentalists do not agree to any further increase of rail or road capacity across the Alps; the paper includes the Swiss Travel Club's proposals for a transport policy where traffic levels are limited by concern for the natural environment. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 829782.

  • Corporate Authors:

    London Transport Technology Network

    16 Warren Lane
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  • Authors:
    • Zimmermann, A
  • Publication Date: 1989

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM