Comparison of existing monitoring systems for transalpine traffic
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Millions of vehicles annually run and cross the Alps, strongly affecting the quality of life within the Alpine Region. Diverse stakeholders monitor, register and exploit what is happening on the roads and tracks. The collected and processed data is not always congruent and harmonised to present a clear overall picture of alpine traffic. This monography explains the reasons for this specific situation closing the gap through presenting and analysing all relevant existing monitoring systems for transalpine traffic. The experts of EURAC's Institute for Regional Development and Location Management describe the natural, socioeconomic and legal-political framework conditions driving traffic in the Alps. The authors assess the monitoring systems in terms of frequency, investigation area, accessibility and availability of results and data, road and rail traffic flows/volumes, environmental, demographic and economic data. Finally, the experts discuss possible solutions and provide recommendations aiming at a harmonisation and integration of the monitoring systems of transalpine traffic.