The tram has exclusive right of way and has priority at crossings so is never stuck in traffic jams. This combined with the fact that it’s free encourages more people to use it. Bausch sees it as a measure of the success of Luxembourg’s transport transformation.
Cars haven’t completely disappeared and the country still has the highest car ownership per household in Europe. Around 230,000 people cross the border into Luxembourg each day for work and 75 per cent of these journeys are made by car.
“You shouldn’t argue against something, but for something,” Bausch says.
“I do not make policies against cars, but for another mobility system in which the car has its place.”
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Luxembourg has spent years working on making their cities more livable by turning away from cars as the major mode of transport. It's working!