Land take by transport infrastructure
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
- TERM 008
Policy issue: Minimise land take per transport unit
Land is under continuous pressure for new transport infrastructure. Between 1990 and 1998, a total of over 30 000 ha of land, about 10 ha every day, was taken for motorway construction in the EU.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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