If you wanted to interpret the contents of the brochure entitled "balance sheet 2018 and Outlook to 2019" of the Deutschen städte - und gemeindebundes (DStGB), so you'd to the following conclusion: The DStGB hopes that this year, other topics are in the foreground as the Diesel debate. Because the topic of "shift in Traffic instead of driving bans", regardless of the burning topicality first, Chapter 20 24.
Fittingly, the DStGB-managing Director Gerd Landsberg stressed in the presentation of the balance sheet first, the other tasks, the wait this year: The European elections, of the trade dispute, and digitization.
The table of contents of the brochure reveals, however, that the transport Chapter is as thick as only a few others. So far it is also to the rear, waiting for a lot of work, you could suggest more. And in fact, Landsberg took advantage of the presentation of the balance sheet, the Position of the municipalities in the Diesel-debate again.
"traffic turnaround will take five to ten years"
"The topic is of Central importance," he said, not meant, but only the diesel scandal, but the traffic turning in. "I wish to invest billions for the conversion of the traffic." This time was even more important than money. It is nothing, if in the short term, funds would be made available. Municipalities need the ability to plan and commitment of support over several years. The shift in Traffic, Landsberg, estimates will take five to ten years.daily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
bans, he keeps it a waste of time. "The people then just go to the affected roads," said Landsberg. So the Problem was shifting to a different place. He also called for the Federal government to complement the Federal emission protection law, according to which a driving prohibition in the rule will not be imposed if the limit is exceeded is not more than 10 micrograms per cubic meter of air, annual average. Up to 50 cities of, driving could prohibited be spared.Gerd Landsberg, managing Director of the cities and municipalities, holding of driving bans for pointless.Photo: picture alliance / dpa
From the industrial cities to demand a master plan for the retrofit. Anyway, of the cities and municipality of the Federal Diesel for an important part on the way to the reduction of the pollutant load, even in comparison to E-cars. "Especially newer diesel vehicles can contribute significantly to the reduction of the pollutant emissions of transport", - stated in the brochure. "The contribution of electric mobility, however, is still low."
Landsberg sees the shift in Traffic but at the same time a Chance, the gap between city and country. Because according to surveys, only 16 percent of Germans would want to in the big cities live. Consequently, it is necessary to create new rail routes to allow more people to commute into the city. This would at the same time relieve the traffic in the city.
Landsberg calls for reduction of bureaucracy
However, the transport sector has, in the meantime, a considerable backlog in Investment. According to current calculations by the KfW in this area, at 38.6 billion euros. And the decay is always faster. "We need a program for the next 30 years," asked Landsberg in the face of these Numbers.
is at Least as important as long-term plans of the DStGB however, a quick implementation.
that means for Landsberg, especially bureaucracy. "New E-buses, for local authorities, sometimes for a year," he says. "What we need here is significantly simpler planning process, to be able to act faster."
Similarly, in the instant program, Clean air. Here, the Federal government has provided the municipalities 1.5 billion euros for measures on air pollution. The funding is not yet reached in all municipalities. This is according to the DStGB, however, not because the municipalities don't want to retrieve it, but that it is so cumbersome to get to the money. Had to be created for each action a master plan that must be approved, then the municipality would have to stretch the money pre-tax and after the implementation of the money comes from the Federal government, criticized the Association.
Rent control is "ineffective"
Off the Diesel topic called Landsberg, to provide clarity on the Reform of the land tax. Finally, it is uncertain whether the Federal government's "exist for the whole year in this Form". "Then the 14-billion-Euro fall off and then the lights go out in many cities." On the subject of Live Landsberg called the Rent control ineffective and urged instead for faster construction.More about
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And, in the case of the digitization of the transport was again the focus. Because smart systems, the DStGB, hopes could contribute to the networking of modes of transport and intelligent traffic control to better air.