Vorarlberg's transport policy is based on a transport concept introduced in 1992 which is divided into three sections. The representation of the basic principles and targets of Vorarlberg's transport planning is followed by an extensive analysis of the development in the transport sector and the associated problems addressed. In concrete terms an overview is given of the following:
- the transport infrastructure in Vorarlberg and the neighbouring countries,
- the hitherto transport development,
- the expected transport development
- the consequential effects of transport
The measures section deals with proposals for all the main areas in the form of requirements, recommendations (e.g. to the federal government or local authorities) and measures to be implemented by the state.
The aim of the measures formulated in the concept is to slow down the expected growth rate for motorised road traffic and to give priority to aspects of traffic avoidance. In order to achieve this, the measures concentrate on the following areas:
- improvement of the public transport infrastructure
- further enhancement of the attractiveness of public transport through service and fare improvements within the framework of the integrated public transport system and extensive, state-wide efforts to restructure the services offered
- measures to encourage the shifting of goods transport from road to rail
- measures for more environmentally friendly transport and increased safety, e.g. traffic restriction measures
- promotion of non-motorised transport with special consideration of cycling to work
The Vorarlberg transport concept is currently being revised. Initial results are expected by the end of 2004.