The BrennerLEC project was carried out in the context of a sensible area like the Alps with the
objective of creating a holistic concept of “Lower Emission Corridor” (LEC) for the A22
highway. The project aimed to implement and validate a set of different dynamic policies that have
the goal to provide a clear environmental benefit in terms of air quality, climate protection and noise
The reduction of polluting emissions was pursued by means of the following strategies:
- Traffic flow management during heavy traffic situations by combining dynamic speed limit reduction and dynamic lane activation strategies.
- Dynamic management of the maximum speed limits allowed according to air quality.
- Traffic flow management near the biggest urban areas by means of “intelligent” onroad information.
BrennerLEC aimed at being a “win-win” project as it follows environmental objectives (better air quality and reduction of greenhouse gases and noise) by trying at the same time to achieve a more efficient transport system (more transport capacity and safety).