Criticism of the Bund
VCS calls for more 30 km/h and cycle paths
The Swiss Traffic Club calls for a reorientation of road construction policy in Switzerland. At its annual conference on Monday, the association called for more 30 km/h zones and an expansion of cycle paths.
The Swiss Traffic Club (VCS) calls for more Tempo 30 zones. (archive image)
According to a statement by the Swiss Traffic Club (VCS) at the annual media conference on Monday, the federal government’s plans for the further expansion of the national roads were completely out of date.
From the point of view of the VCS, the planned expansion projects are oversized and unsuitable for solving the traffic problems. More roads result in more traffic, wrote the VCS.
“Instead of pouring more than four billion into asphalt, the funds must be invested in sustainable transport projects and infrastructure,” VCS President Ruedi Blumer was quoted as saying in the statement.
Instead, the VCS calls for investments in public transport and the bicycle infrastructure. In addition, more 30 km/h zones are to be created, especially on traffic-oriented streets in cities.