Goods transport in the Franco-Italian Alps
The Franco-Italian Alps represent a region where the share of road freight transport is the largest in the whole Alpine area. It represents 85% of all traffic, compared with 65% in Austria and 35% in Switzerland. The consequences of this are negative for the territories concerned, from both an environmental and economical point of view and also as far as the safety of road-users and the health of Alpine populations are concerned.
Reciprocal trade between France and Italy in 2009 :
(in millions of tons)
Fret routier: road freight
Fret ferroviaire: rail freight
Nouvell liaison ferroviaire: new rail link
Liaison Lyon/Turin: Lyon/Turin link