Luxembourg’s multi-modal and sustainable mobility solutions

10 April 2017  •  Author(s): François Bausch, Luxembourg’s Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure

Because of its geographic location in Europe and its sustained demographic and economic growth, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is facing an increasingly urgent and unique mobility challenge. Exclusively for Eurotransport, Luxembourg’s Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, François Bausch, explains that the solution is to invest heavily in a multi-modal and more sustainable approach.

Luxembourg’s multi-modal and sustainable mobility solutions

Every day, the country with its 576,000 inhabitants welcomes approximately 176,000 commuters from Germany (43,000), Belgium (43,000), and France (90,000). Jobs continue to be predominantly situated in the capital; 163,000 jobs, of which only 45,000 belong to working residents. In other words, there are four times as many jobs as there are residents able to work: a unique circumstance in Europe. This economic growth as well as this concentration of jobs in the capital have resulted in increased traffic congestion and longer commutes for residents and foreign commuters alike.

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