At the start of the dialogue event, Jakob Dietachmair from CIPRA International Lab presented a draft status quo map showing existing conflicts in transalpine freight transport. This map was supplemented by regional conflicts from a survey of EUSALP AG4 members.
These first results on regional conflicts were divided into four different categories:
- Conflicts related to environment pressures
- Conflicts related to passenger transport/bottlenecks of public transport
- Conflicts related to improving/maintaining attractiveness for tourism
- Conflicts related to capacity constraints of infrastructures and construction of new/expansion of existing infrastructures
In view of the fact that many conflicts are caused or intensified by the transport of goods by road, the promotion of combined transport and a modal shift from road to rail is a promising measure to reduce these problems.
But how can this be achieved? This very question was discussed in the further part of the Dialogue Event. For this purpose Federico Cavallaro from EURAC research presented existing pull measures in the Alpine space to support combined transport. Afterwards the EUSALP AG4 members were invited to discuss their opinion on the most effective pull measures seen from their perspective and experiences.
The results of these interactive exchanges combine the knowledge of EU representatives of the Alpine areas and give us an insight into which pull measures are most effective in their application. At the same time, this provides us with a solid basis for improving the promotion of combined transport and counteracting the negative effects of transalpine freight transport in the further course of the project AlpInnoCT.