Geneva legal bid to block new motorway

The city of Geneva is launching a legal challenge against a new autoroute to the south of Lake Geneva between Machilly and Thonon-les-Bains.

29 January 2020
By Connexion journalist

It considers that the project, which supporters say will “free up” an area lacking major road infrastructure, will detract from a new commuter rail route.

Environmentalists also say it will increase pollution.

Work on the future A412, already cancelled in 1985 and 2006, is due to start in 2024.

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