How do you reduce congestion without expanding the national road network?
GHGW are already in use on more than 300 km of the national road network. For example on the section between Muri and Thun-Nord.
As a driver, you already know RaDo at construction sites, where traffic is allowed through in doses. The RaDo measure with traffic lights is constantly gaining momentum towards Bern, for example at the Kirchberg connection in the canton of Bern.
In western Switzerland, PUN was piloted between Morges-Est and Ecublens from 2010. Today you can experience driving on an approved breakdown lane there.
ASTRA plans to expand these measures further. The Winterthur branch of the authority is supported by the Eraneos Group in defining projects as part of the VM-CH roadmap. This provides for the realization of GHGW, RaDo and PUN in two stages (2026 and 2029) in the following areas:
In the next few years, as drivers or passengers, we will increasingly encounter new facilities on the Swiss national roads, which will affect not only the general flow of traffic but also our driving style.
For some people, these have been part of everyday life for a long time - others will still have to get used to driving on the emergency lane, stopping at a traffic light at the entrance to a national road or temporarily driving at 80 km/h on the national road. However, it is fair to say that it is better to drive at 80 km/h than to be stuck in a traffic jam.
Ultimately, these measures are about making better use of the existing national road surface. Even if the measures on heavily traveled sections do not replace the expansion of the national roads to include more lanes, these expensive and long-term projects can be delayed in a targeted manner. One also speaks here of the intelligence of the national road - instead of concrete.
Towards standardization of operational and safety equipment (OSE) on the national road network
Continuously growing traffic volume on our roads and increasing passenger volume in public transport... What is required are new, intelligent mobility services that take into account the zeitgeist of digitalization.
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