The inauguration of the motorway section between Lausanne and Geneva took place just in time for Expo ’64. The event was celebrated as a “great day for motorized Switzerland”. However, the construction of national roads did not really take into account the spatial impact of the new infrastructure on junctions: what led to a “gold-rush mood” in some places, triggered bitter resistance against the planned traffic lines in others, e.g. in Faido (TI).

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