Mobilitete: after free opnv, luxembourg continues to build new offers

Mobilitete: After free OPNV, Luxembourg continues to build new offers

The in Luxembourg to the 1. Marz Feder-OPNV has preceded the second smallest country of the EU in its planned road turnaround: "The free public transport was the lever to boost a real mobility revolution in Luxembourg", Luxembourg’s mobilitary minister Francois Bausch (Grune) of the German Press Agency. Of course, the Corona Pandemic have recently braked recording passenger numbers in tram, train and bus temporarily. But a total of a new consciousness was created for another mobility – which sets a mix of transport.

"People who had never risen into a bus"

When expanding the "offis" Let A and O be a high quality of the offers: "I realize that in the licking train now people are boarding, which had never risen into a bus before", said Bausch. With billions in investments, among other things, in rail and tram he wants to attract around 50 percent more passengers in public transport by 2025. Like many other city and Lander in Europe, Luxembourg suffers from many long traffic jams.

This is, for example, between the two economic centers in the country – between Luxembourg City and Esch in the Suods, which are about 20 kilometers apart. "The strain infrastructure is merciless overloaded. There is a highway, because you drive in peak times with Tempo 30", said the minister. Instead of build a new track, he plans "a fast city railway", ultimately connect the airport via the capital and the university to Belval.

Fast track for buses and car-sharing vehicles

Between Luxembourg City and Esch, the light railway on a route from around ten kilometers to 100 kilometers per hour will drive fast. In addition, be along the route "Express bike path" planned. And on the highway itself the breakdown gauge is increased, so that in top hours of car traffic on the right ride, so that two traces are free for fast buses and car-sharing. "It will be a multimodal corridor."

The traffic concept in Luxembourg is not one to one on one to other countries. The coarse heart is with its around 620.000 inhabitants and 230.000 Pendants but an urban space that is very similar comparable to other rooms. Therefore, there is also a global interest in Luxembourg transport strategy.

People move – rather than cars and wages

After treasures of the UNO, more than 70 percent of humanity in coarse urban areas were living in 2050: "Since we have to organize the urban areas very differently, especially in the mobility", said Bausch. "We completely redesigned the whole public space in Luxembourg to give people more space again and to bring more life into the city again." That also happens overlooking the climate crisis.

"We liked show that traffic planning in the 21. Century companions comes from this fixed idea that we build infrastructures to move cars or to move. It’s always about we move people. And that’s why you have to see that you are always developing corridors in which you also involve the whole mobilitate palette", he said.

Luxembourg had on 1. Marz this year as the first state of the world made public transport throughout the country for all users for free. You do not need tickets anymore: just enter and ride. The free OPNV means for the Luxembourg state multi-expenditure of 41 million euros a year.

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