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City of Geneva looks to bring in 30kph limit on far more roads

National News // Nov. 25, 2020

The City of Geneva wants to expand the 30 kph limit to virtually all roads in the centre of town. It says the limit is needed to reduce noise pollution.

Pixabay City of Geneva looks to bring in 30kph limit on far more roads

Geneva regularly fails federal noise regulations – despite the increased use of quiet road surfaces and sound absorbing panels. It’s estimated around 113,000 residents are blighted by road noise.

The city’s transport minister adds it will also improve safety.

But not everyone is convinced. Motoring organisation the TCS says through roads should be able to handle faster traffic. They say its not speed but accelerating and braking that creates noise.

The city will have to ask the canton to impose the new limits as it’s not within its power to decide.

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