country Ammann Tarzisius Caviezel is proud of its new transport concept. 16 measures it has taken to get to the notorious traffic congestion around the Convention center in the handle. The train has been introduced between Davos Platz and Davos Dorf, an intermediate station, and a temporary S-Bahn. Compared to last year, when, because of the visit of US President Donald Trump and the related security, the total Chaos measures had broken out, there was actually progress. Up to four hours, the Shuttle bus driver needed at the time for the 3.7-Kilometer-long track between Davos Platz and Davos Dorf.
And still, Thursday night I was the traffic in front of the Congress centre, also to 24 hours. A driver told, he would have needed for the 100 meters from the bus station to the Convention center to the boardwalk for an hour. And also, after midnight, were seen everywhere in the village limousines with their engines running. Understandable though – the drivers do not want to freeze to death, but from an environmental point of view, of course, a disaster, especially when you remember how many confessions are to be given to sustainability and green technology at the WEF.
The cars are until after midnight: transport during the WEF in Davos. Photo: Keystone
"It is actually illegal to leave the engine running," says Caviezel. "But what are you going to do? If a policeman approaches, the immediately." In some cases, but has invested the police with the limo drivers. "There are so many buses were distributed as never before during the WEF," says Caviezel. This has led to some dispute with the limousine drivers. Caviezel: "The worst of the Locals but, at least to the rules."
The forum participants want to go more often on foot
at the end of February, the municipality of Davos wants to make together with the WEF, a location determination. "We can't be satisfied," says Michele Mischler, WEF delegate for sustainability. Search about together with the community to find new solutions. For example, the infrastructure for electric vehicles is to be expanded. So far, this is not enough, there is a lack of charging stations and the power grid would collapse if the cars or the Shuttle buses would have to suddenly be electrically operated. But in a few years, it's supposed to be so far.
Mischler would like to go even further. "Our dream would be a car-free Promenade," she says. To achieve this, one tries to encourage the participants to go by foot. Therefore, the WEF is distributed to all the participants of "Iseli" for safe passage on the Davos pavements.
As it would be for the municipality is still a bit of catching up to do. This year, the sidewalks were iced over to such an extent that many crashes were observed. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 27.01.2019, 12:59 PM