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A request to the Federal Ministry of transport : Federal only a penny per pedestrian

A Cent per capita per year, the Federal Ministry of transport for the pedestrian traffic in Germany. It's a Small request in the Berlin Green Stefan the yellow hair, to the Federal government. In 30 questions of the Bundestag politicians wanted to know how the Ministry of transport (BMVI) is promoting the foot traffic.

nothing came Out of almost. "The Federal government has on pedestrians is of no interest," says yellow hair. "She has no Plan and no destination, well over a thousand employees in the BMVI, a single Person is walking responsible, in the Federal budget there is not a single title." Although, to be placed, according to a study by the BMVI in Germany, 20 percent of all trips on foot are, Minister of transport, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) this year, only 800,000 euros.

And for "a nationwide campaign, ( ... ), in the context of motorized drivers for the need for protection, particularly for older pedestrians to be aware". All the other for 2019 planned walking projects are similar to the "awareness - raising and education measures".

sidewalks in many of Berlin's districts in need of renovation

the cities most used means of transport in urgent need of better ways and more security, calls for the representation of the interests of the club FOOT. "The framework for the Federal needs to continue," says FOOT speaker Roland Stimpel. In Berlin, to be placed, according to the BMVI-statistics by as much as 31 percent of the way on foot. However, the sidewalks in many areas are in very poor condition.

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order In Marzahn-Hellersdorf are 80 percent in need of rehabilitation, in Lichtenberg 60, in Reinickendorf Steglitz-Zehlendorf is more than 50. The districts money for maintenance is missing. The BMVI have in 2019 on a budget of 29.3 billion euros, Stimpel. "The 800,000 euros of 0.0027 percent. This is the amount that the Minister of transport, Scheuer, Germany's most important city transport is worth it.“ Also the other answers to the question were "largely devoid of content".

yellow hair wanted to know from the scouring, how it relates to the recently introduced initiative of the Federal environment Agency for a state-wide walking strategy. It will in fact help to develop "a strategy for walking, the focus should be both on the safety as well as on the attractiveness of the Pedestrian oriented", according to the BMVI. Also an amendment to the rules of the road was planned, "this takes into account, among other things, the protection of pedestrians and cyclists"

FOOT speaker accuses Scheuer ignorance towards pedestrians

there were, However, rejected key demands by the Federal environmental Agency in advance. A reduction in the control speed in urban areas to 30 km/h to protect pedestrians "is not planned". So, hundreds of accidents could be prevented, so the yellow hair. Also, the requirement of higher fines for sidewalk-wrong Parker are not in sight. According to the Federal government, there is "no scientific evidence" about the impact of higher fines. Yellow-hair holds this line of reasoning for "pure cynicism".

The only currently at the Ministry of transport edited project for the walkway of the electric is, according to the FOOT-micro-vehicle-regulation. "Here, you don't want to protect pedestrians, but it threatens, by the admission of motor vehicles on sidewalks a new danger", writes Stimpel. "The Minister Scheuers shows complete ignorance of the biggest group of traffic participants."

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