Air Pollution and Diesel Ruling: Driving Bans No More Than a Short Term Fix

In order to improve the air quality, a change in mobility is necessary. The Federal Government's immediate clean air program promotes electromobility and charging infrastructure in local traffic, among other things.

Do Not Choke The Cities

Effective actions in the building, transport, infrastructure and energy sectors – ideally implemented in the planning phase – will be key. These also include suitable open space and green space measures such as moss walls, city trees and façade greening. With regard to infrastructure and transport, a mobility transformation is vital. Action must be taken to promote such concepts as car-free neighborhoods, bicycle highways and urban, low-emission ropeways wherever possible, as well as promoting electromobility.

Less Congestion, Less Air Pollution

Better coordination of urban traffic and construction sites, the expansion of park and ride spaces for commuters, investment in attractive public transport systems and automatic parking concepts also offer great potential for optimizing urban traffic. Particularly with regard to better traffic management and construction site coordination, digitalization will prove key.

German Clean Air Crash Program 2017-2020

The German government is funding municipal efforts to improve air quality through its Clean Air Crash Program 2017-2020 (Sofortprogramm für saubere Luft 2017-2020). This supports electromobility and charging infrastructure in local transport, cycling and pedestrian traffic and efficient traffic management.