Report on the State of the Alps - Transport and Mobility in the Alps
Year of publication: 2007
Alpine Signals - Special Edition 1
The Transport Protocol to the Alpine Convention, adopted in the year 2000, represents one of the most important cornerstones of the whole Alpine Convention. This first Report on the State of the Alps addresses coherently the subject of transport and mobility within the Alps, and between the Alpine space and other European regions, from environmental, social and economic perspectives. This report is the result of a joint effort by authors from various contracting parties and was approved by the IXth Alpine Conference in 2006 in Alpbach (Austria). It is the outcome of a complex process of data collection and assessment, as for the first time Alpine-wide statistical data were provided by the contracting parties in order to be analysed from a pan- Alpine perspective. This sometimes revealed inconsistencies between the data, as well as interpretation difficulties, but also facilitated discussions, raised awareness and improved comprehension of the transport dynamics among the contracting parties.