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Local public transport: One in three complains about poor connections to buses and trains


Consumer associations and conservationists are convinced that a dense network of stops could make a decisive contribution to the use of buses and trains. A survey provides them with new arguments.

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Tram stop: 85 percent find it, the next stop is close enough

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According to a survey, 30 percent of people in Germany do not feel well connected to buses and trains where they live.

The main thing that bothers them is the timing: According to the survey by the opinion research institute Kantar, 35 percent of those surveyed are dissatisfied with the number of departures at the nearest bus stop.

"Here we have identified an important transport policy lever, as the federal and state governments can improve the offer for people directly within the framework of the existing infrastructure," said Dirk Flege, Managing Director of the Pro-Rail Alliance.

The lobby association had commissioned the survey together with BUND and the German Road Safety Council.

According to this, the vast majority of participants (85 percent) in the survey presented on Friday are satisfied with the distance to the next stop.

64 percent of those surveyed stated that the number of departures at the next stop had not changed in the past five years, 14 percent spoke of a deterioration in the offer.

"For the mobility turnaround to succeed, there is an urgent need for a range of services in local public transport," said the managing director at BUND, Antje von Broock.

»Increasing foot, bicycle and public transport means taking the climate goals seriously.«

When asked whether there were sufficiently safe cycle paths available, 47 percent of those surveyed answered "yes".

21 percent said they never ride a bike.

Looking back over the past five years, 38 percent saw no change in bike safety, and 28 percent even felt more insecure.


Source: spiegel

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