Parking lots should be more expensive: Berlin senator for the environment wants to reduce the number of cars in public places

Parking lots should be more expensive: Berlin senator for the environment wants to reduce the number of cars in public places

Berlin’s Senator for the Environment and Transport, Regine Günther, has reaffirmed her goal of pushing cars out of public spaces. If you think about issues like climate protection, health security and quality of life together, “there’s no way around the fact that we have to reduce the number of cars in the city,” according to “Berliner Morganpost”. Green politician said. on Sunday.

“My policy is to provide safe alternatives to private car use as soon as possible and redistribute precious areas in the city,” she explained.

“This includes pricing the space that today uses cars for free through parking management. And it also includes converting the parking area to a play area, a loading zone, or for cultural, social and other uses.”

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Parking is possible, for example, in multi-storey car parks – which are now often empty. “The state is not there to provide parking space in public places for cars that stand an average of 23 hours for cars,” Gunther said. “Even if you buy anything but a car, you can’t keep it on public roads.” (dpa)

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