This position paper shows why the German transport system is in urgent need of reform, not only from an environmental but also from a societal point of view. Households with low incomes, women, children or elderly people are disproportionately affected by transport-related emissions, although they contribute comparatively little to the stress caused by transport. In addition, households with high incomes receive proportionally greater benefit from environmentally harmful transport subsidies such as a company car privilege. These subsidies should therefore be abolished and scarce public space should be redistributed in favour of walking, cycling and public transport.
Transport | Noise
Transforming the transport sector for EVERYONE
How to achieve more socially just and environmentally friendly mobility
Kilian Frey, Andreas Burger, Katrin Dziekan, Christiane Bunge, Benjamin Lünenbürger
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