Cars are stationary 96% of the time on average

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The survey covers eight European capitals and reflects citizens’ desire to use vehicles more efficiently

In Madrid, seven out of ten citizens believe that parking spaces should be replaced by greenery.
40% would like wider sidewalks and 36% more benches where you can rest. In the case of car parks, one in two Madrid residents would like to see them converted into medical centres, while one in three would replace them with housing, museums or libraries. In the case of young people between the ages of 25 and 34, they would prefer to transform them into co-working spaces.

Internationally, the results are revealing. Brussels, one of the least green cities in the study, is the one you want least
bring more greenery to your city. Londoners are the biggest voters for more public art, street art and graffiti to replace car parks.

In Amsterdam they want wider cycle paths. And in Stockholm, the 550,000 m2 of permanent parking spaces are striking, which corresponds to more than 77 football fields. In any case, it is estimated that the cars circulating in the main European cities are stopped 96% of the time.

This is one of the main conclusions emerging from the study “Cities reimagined by Lynk & Co”, where
more than 8,000 respondents from eight European capitals (Madrid, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Brussels) imagine the cities of the future. Therefore, they prefer fewer cars on the streets and dedicate space on the roads to landscaping and recreational and cultural venues, such as museums or libraries.

“With cars parked 96% of the time, our cities have a lot of untapped potential. The results of the survey confirm that we are on the right track, and I am personally pleased that European citizens, especially those from Madrid, agree with our vision of more accessible, open and green cities. It’s time to reclaim our human space for the cars,” explains
Alain Visser, CEO ofLynk & co.

A more efficient use of vehicles for the company, so that they do not have to be stationary for a large part of the time
occupy urban spacewould enable you to enjoy more green spaces, and also contribute to generating a positive impact on the environment, and why not, on society.

The survey data confirms citizens’ desire to redesign their cities, moving cars into the background. In this revolution, he
companies in the automotive sector they play a fundamental role and appreciate the use and experience of the property. By reimagining cars as flexible, shared and adapted to modern life, the company hopes cities can have more space for people.

Reshaping cities with less traffic implies a change of mindset towards cars and their use. 40% of Madrid residents would share a car and 28% already do. Young people are more likely to share a car, according to the survey. For example, the company defends that a more efficient use of vehicles, in addition to allowing more pedestrian areas,
would significantly reduce traffic. The survey shows that traffic congestion and traffic jams are a problem for 40% of the respondents.

Source: La Verdad

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