RWTH Expert: Cars in the City Center Are a Problem

Tobias Kuhnimhof
Tobias Kuhnimhof
 

Professor Tobias Kuhnimhof, a transportation planning expert at RWTH, calls for a different distribution of space, greater investment in public transit, and an amendment to road traffic law.

Aachen’s city center is quite small, so it’s not particularly smart to let lots of cars into the city center. It sounds simple, but "this incontrovertible truth has been somewhat pushed into the background due to the overriding issue of greenhouse gas emissions," says Professor Tobias Kuhnimhof. According to the head of the Chair and Institute of Urban and Transport Planning, cities should focus on means of transportation other than private cars. ...
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