Traffic“It’s unrealistic and anti-car”
In order to relieve congested roads, commutes of up to 20 kilometers could be covered by bike, says VCS boss Ruedi Blumer in the Tagesschau. In the community, this request does not go down well with everyone.
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That’s what it’s about
In the “Tagesschau” VCS boss Ruedi Blumer says that commutes of up to 20 kilometers can be covered by bike.
This statement caused a lot of comments in the 20-minute community.
While some agree with the VCS boss, others see many problems.
“You can cycle up to 20 kilometers to work,” says VCS boss Ruedi Blumer in the Tagesschau – and thus causes a great deal of discussion in the 20-minute community. Similar to Central National Councilor Philipp Matthias Bregy, many readers consider Blumer’s statement to be a dream and are wondering whether sweaty employees should be sitting in the offices in the future. User Zendo also thinks so: “The VCS is unrealistic and car-hostile.”
In addition, various commentators are of the opinion that the VCS should set a good example. User Pensionist writes: “Mr. Blumer, 20 kilometers by bike in wind, storm, rain, snow? You and your employees can demonstrate it!» And the statement that Blumer sometimes takes his bike on the train causes displeasure among commuters in the community. User nv_2 writes: “The public transport is already full. If everyone also takes their bikes with them on public transport, then it will be even tighter.”
«Cycling is cheaper, faster and healthier!»
Blumer also gets encouragement in the comment columns. Reader Daniel-Noger writes: “A fast e-bike travels 45 km/h, which is 30 minutes for 20 kilometers. In many cases, this distance cannot be covered any faster by public transport or by car. Other advantages: cycling is cheaper, faster and healthier.» Fabyla sees it the same way: “Once you switch to a bike, you no longer want to drive a car. I have been cycling 16 kilometers to work every day for nine years. So far I’ve only had good experiences with it. Try it yourself, everything else is an excuse!”
Many users also point out the additional time it takes to commute to work by bike – and demand that employers make concessions: “I like to cycle 20 kilometers to and from work. On one condition: the commute to work is now counted as part of the working time.”
«Introduce the four-day week at last!»
However, the 20-minute community is also looking for other solutions that could save CO2 and reduce traffic pollution. rici58 demands: «Introduce the four-day week wherever possible. Let someone calculate how much CO2 this saves!” and Neebbs sees the problem with the long commutes: “There should be a lot more incentives for people to live near their place of work or work near their place of residence again.”
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