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Gigaliners / 60-tonne "Super lorries"

Longer and heavier trucks (LHVs) are known by several harmless sounding names – Gigaliner, EuroCombi, EcoLiner, innovative commercial vehicle. A lot of names that all have just one purpose: increasing the permitted dimensions and weight of heavy goods vehicles right across the European Union. If manufacturers and major road haulage companies get their way, these trucks will measure 25.25 metres and weigh up to 60 tonnes.

Longer and heavier vehicles are a danger to the safety of all road users. LHVs will damage the environment because they will lead to more truck journeys. And they will cost taxpayers billions of euros because Europe's roads were not designed for such monsters. In short: mega trucks are dangerous, environmentally damaging and expensive.

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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. 

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