Weak transport infrastructure: Without a master plan it is not

The chamber of Commerce and industry in Frankfurt and the chamber of crafts Frankfurt-Rhein-Main have called for a master plan, "transport infrastructure and m

Weak transport infrastructure: Without a master plan it is not

The chamber of Commerce and industry in Frankfurt and the chamber of crafts Frankfurt-Rhein-Main have called for a master plan, "transport infrastructure and mobility" for Frankfurt. Now all of the traffic to be congested routes at peak times, and strong at the same time, the number of living in the city and work further increases in people, - stated in a joint position paper of the two chambers. If the capacity constraints would not be broken down in the transport infrastructure, lose of the business location a strategic advantage in the tougher competition, with far-reaching consequences: businesses could rethink their choice of location, in the city and Region of workplace, the threatened losses.

Ralf Euler

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung, responsible for the Rhine-Main-part of the Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper.

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"get to work, love politics," appealed to the chamber of crafts President Bernd Ehinger on Friday. "We need strategic concepts instead of inadequate field trials," he added, with a view to the temporary closure of the Northern main Bank for motor vehicles and the planned reduction in car lanes on the Friedberger Landstrasse in favor of the cyclists. Frankfurt-no more and no less than need to a visionary politics, of the all modes of transport benefited. "It brings nothing to discuss about the details, if you know where you want to go."

"cross-modal strategy"

chamber of Commerce and industry President Ulrich Caspar demanded, at the latest, in two to three years of facts, and needs-based transport planning, instead of the previous "Patchwork of uncoordinated individual actions". Caspar pleaded for a "cross-modal" strategy, by bike, via car, Bus, and rail to truck. The traffic flows have to be analyzed and better aligned, the transport routes are optimized and expanded. The data base of the current, the General transport plan was from the late nineties, from a time in which it was at best a Stagnation of the population is assumed. Criticism of the former CDU member of Parliament Caspar expressed, in this context, head of the Traffic Department, Klaus Oesterling (SPD), who "have made over the years, the homework". The transport planning is based primarily on Prohibited instead of Offered.

40 percent of the customers come by car to the city centre and were there for 60 percent of total sales, reported Caspar. Therefore, it is regrettable that the Parking in the City is getting more expensive and that there is a lack of free short-term Parking. No wonder, as Caspar, the Zeil, the busiest shopping miles in the meantime, the only place in Germany to rank somewhere. The retail sector suffer a lot from this development.

much less Park-and-ride facilities in Frankfurt

chamber of Commerce and industry and chamber of crafts around 150,000 member companies and more than a Million workers in the Metropolitan area Rhine-Main, Germany. Nothing the members of the two chambers occupy more than the increasing deficiencies in the transport infrastructure in the Region, said Ehinger. He hoped, therefore, that the transport policy will be one of the Central themes of the municipal election campaign next year.

Caspar pointed out that Frankfurt, the "commuting capital", with a day-and nearly 390,000 from abroad, in the city of the coming man of Germany. But only for a percent of these people Park-and-ride facilities at the U - Bahn and S-Bahn stations were previously available. Required chamber pitches for a minimum of ten percent of the commuters were, according to the assessment of chamber of Commerce and industry and trade. Also lamentable is the state of many industrial roads, for example, at the Osthafen is. A safe and trouble-free transport of goods is made difficult by the potholes.

Updated Date: 27 June 2020, 19:19

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