At what cost?
317 billion tonnes/km transported
in France in 1997
Nearly 100 billion tonnes/year are
transported by vehicles of French goods,
that means ¾ of land transport.
In 25 years the tonnes/kms transported have more than doubled; the roads are saturated.
The external costs to the infrastructure from motorway
traffic are largely subsized by the drivers (fuel taxes, vehicle taxes, tolls etc
) C. Meisterman, Cie Francais de Navigation Rhenane