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Article on the protection of the Alps

The Article on the Protection of the Alps was adopted by the Swiss people in a referendum on 20 February 1994 and is therefore now part of the Swiss constitution. The founders of the Alpine Initiative have formulated the constitutional text as an objective only. It is up to the Federal Council (the Swiss cabinet) and the Swiss parliament to take measures to implement the text. They stipulated the implementation of the ban on the increase in road capacity in a law on transiting road traffic. The transfer of freight traffic rom road to rail is to be achieved by a collection of different measures.

Alpine Initiative

The Alpine Initiative is a Swiss association. In 1989 the association launched the popular initiative "for the protection of the Alpine region from transit traffic", that was accepted on the 20th February 1994 by a majority of both the Swiss population and the cantons. 

Alpine Initiative
Hellgasse 23
CH-6460 Altdorf UR
phone +41 41 870 97 81
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