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First major German city Hannover to completely exclude cars

Cruising through Hanover by car? In the future, this will no longer be possible or will only be possible to a very limited extent. A detailed mobility concept stipulates that Hanover will have a largely car-free city center. Cars, traffic, road First major German city to completely exclude cars Cities belong to people and not to cars. Under this motto, more and more municipalities are taking action and banning cars from central inner city locations. The city of MΓΌnster recently caused a stir when it closed a popular parking lot on the central cathedral square. In Hanover, those responsible for the city want to go much further. Mayor Belit Onay (Greens) says: β€œThe time for experiments is over!” Hanover wants to make the center largely car-free Its aim is to free large parts of the city center of the Lower Saxony state capital from individual car traffic. To achieve this, the city administration should eliminate most of the ground-level parking spaces in the coming years. According to the newly presented traffic concept, drivers will be directed directly to inner-city parking garages, which are currently often underutilized. In total there are 10,000 parking spaces available there. In his own words, Onay aims to ensure that β€œno car is driven or parked too much in the city”. And the mayor adds: β€œFor those who rely on a car, it will be easier to get into the city in the future because there will be less competing car traffic - but overall the number of parking spaces will gradually be significantly reduced.” Slowly on: 20 km/h instead of 50 km/h Not only will parking in the center of Hanover become more difficult in the future, but also general driving through the city center. Because many streets are completely closed to car traffic. Only buses, in exceptional cases taxis and of course cyclists are welcome there. Even the two busy road tunnels at Hanover Central Station are to be permanently closed to motorized traffic, but the transport hub will of course remain accessible by car. Also important: the speed limit of 50 km/h will hardly apply in Hanover's city center anymore. Speeds of 30 or even just 20 km/h are more likely permitted. At the same time, there are plans, among other things, to increase the number of usable disabled parking spaces and to continue to allow delivery vehicles access to the city. Residents should also have the opportunity to access their properties and park their cars there. Hanover focuses on pedestrians The focus in Hanover should be on foot traffic in the future. More space to stroll and linger will be created. There is also a focus on strengthening public transport. Because less car traffic also means less traffic jams and waiting times for buses and trains, according to a statement from the city. But the plans are not yet finalized. They still have to be approved by the city council. What is clear, however, is that the first renovation work should begin in the middle of next year. Full implementation of the developed concept is planned for 2030. https://www.inside-digital.de/news/unerwartet-erste-deutsche-grossstadt-schliesst-autos-komplett-aus?xing_share=news

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    this is awesome others should follow this example

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