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  • Point of view: He who sows infrastructure, reaps more traffic

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    At the end of February 2016 Swiss voters will decide on the building of a second road tunnel at the Gotthard Pass. The CHF 4 billion project will torpedo Switzerland’s modal shift policy, believes Barbara Wülser, CIPRA International’s communications manager.

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  • European tourism prize for Bohinj

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    For years slow mobility has been a priority in the Slovenian town of Bohinj. It has now been awarded the EDEN network’s innovation prize.

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  • Getting the modal shift moving

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    Austria gives the green light for the construction of a controversial rail tunnel. At the same time, the Swiss Federal Office for Transport has published two reports that suggest that the modal shift of goods onto rail can succeed even without large infrastructure projects.

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  • Ski lifts in Italy to become liable for tax

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    The Supreme Court in Italy has now ruled that cable cars and chair lifts do not count as public transport, meaning that municipal tax on real estate is therefore now payable. The judgment has led to uproar in ski resorts.

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  • Sustainable transport policy for an improved quality of life

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    On Liechtenstein’s doorstep, in the Austrian town of Feldkirch, the planning process is currently underway for a gigantic road construction project in the form of the Feldkirch Urban Tunnel.

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  • Reducing road traffic is a long distance race

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    We face many problems relating to excess traffic, especially in cities. It causes air pollution and noise, and hampers land use.

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  • Bus and train: new moves in the Alps-Adriatic region

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    Public transport between Italy, Austria and Slovenia is moving forward. The consequences remain to be seen.

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  • No breathing space in the Alpine regions

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    As CIPRA South Tyrol has flagged up, EU limits for nitrogen oxides are being massively exceeded in the region. There is an acute need for action, both in South Tyrol and in other Alpine regions.

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  • Signal fires against transit traffic

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    Transit traffic over the main Alpine crossings is steadily increasing. Projects such as a second tube for the Gotthard road tunnel are increasing the attractiveness of road transport for goods. This year’s CIPRA action, “Fire across the Alps”, takes aim at this trend.

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  • Bad atmosphere in the Alps

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    Never before have atmospheric CO2 levels been as high as those recorded in April 2014. Many Alpine valleys are suffering from poor air quality. This puts the health of many people in the Rhône-Alpes Region at risk - lower motorway speeds can be part of the solution.

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