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Representative survey in Germany

More space for encounters, less space for cars

© Doris Reichel

GfK-survey “Space for encounters”: half of German citizens want new allocation of urban space.

In the run-up to the “International PARK(ing) Day” the Allgemeine Deutsche Fahrrad-Club, ADFC (General German Bicycle AssociationCyclists' Federation), launched a representative survey. It shows that half of German citizens want a new allocation of urban space. 87 percent want more space for encounters, for walking and cycling, and 50 percent want these changes at the expense of car traffic. For the ADFC is this a confirmation for a broad confirmation of a sustainable transport shift.

Majority want that car traffic submits space

Only 10 percent of German citizens want more parking space and new car lanes. Within the female respondents it were even 8 percent. The majority of people (87 percent of the change drivers resp. 42 percent of the whole population) want more place for active mobility and attractive neighborhoods. Questioned, where the required space shall come from, many persons (49,8 percent) answered “from the space for cars”, within the females it even warden 55,2 percent.

About the survey

The representative survey “Space for encounters” was carried out by opinion research institute GfK on behalf of the ADFC in august 2017 within a multitopic survey. 1090 German citizens over 14 years had been surveyed in personal interviews.

About the ADFC

The Allgemeine Deutsche Fahrrad-Club, ADFC (German Cyclists' Federation) is the largest representative of cyclists in Germany and worldwide with more than 150,000 members.