Poem – Traffic Jams and Vienna


Poem – Traffic Jams and Vienna
Written by xtremekoool Vienna’s serious traffic jams 40 years ago Opened a long-term traffic transformation plan The situation in city now hasn’t disappeared yet But municipality’s attitude changed by 180 degrees Once was a headache that could not avoid They are now doing the opposite Turned the nightmare as traffic control Made various traffic jams to cause inconvenience Forcing people to give up driving in the city And change to travel by mass transit Such seemingly weird and bold concept The result is up to 89% of residents today Are satisfied with the quality of city’s traffic For urban environmental qualities Satisfaction also came to 78% 40% of Vienna residents use public transport The rate of self-driving has dropped to 27% Vienna’s traffic now becomes foreign countries Especially Germany’s admired and referenced The premise that such a policy can succeed Is to have a perfect mass transportation plan Let the appeal of the transportation system Become irreplaceable to residents The concept of “free mass transit” Once hotly debated in European countries In order to increase the appeal Of mass transit to the public But the answer given by Vienna is Far more critical than fare is convenience Interval train, subways, On-road light rails and buses Forming Vienna’s extensive transportation network Which can be get on within 3 to 5 minutes From any where of the city by walk In addition to high-frequency service Less crowded in the cabins and rarely missed Not driving naturally becomes people’s common habit But one more measure added on this basis By issuing urban annual tickets Within the urban area of ​​Vienna One-way tickets are always EUR 2.4 But annual ticket just priced at 365 euros Equal to 1 Euro per whole day Times can ride is unlimited On all shuttle cars, subways Light rails and buses Such a huge price contrast Let the Vienna mass transit annual ticket Yearly sell around 800,000 pieces With people’s high usage rate Mass transit operations become better naturally The authorities able to invest more with surplus To expand the transportation network constantly And improve service quality Which form a circle positively When developing new or redrawing urban areas Vienna also maintains this consistent policy logic Traffic infrastructure always come first The planning and development be the next Planned the transportation policy for years Professor Hermann Knoflacher Of the Technical University of Vienna When once interviewed by German media Expressed the concept behind the policy Humanized metropolis should be people-oriented Focus on the common life of each others Private cars are destroying the life of the city Makes people focus on themselves only And often ignore other passers-by What he expected is People can help and greet each others Through met in the cabin everyday Rather than pressing the horn of cars

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