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News on environmental zones and air pollution

Air Pollution in Ruhr Area

The Duisburg Social Science Survey Center has carried out a study on the topic "Metropolis in Motion". The survey showed that 86% of all people in the Ruhr area are concerned about air quality. Nevertheless, the majority of commuters still travel to work by car. The price does not seem to be an obstacle, but the public transport service. A denser network, more trains and more regular travel schedules would have to be offered to convince more people. The Ruhr area has been struggling with air quality for a long time and the courts have already imposed several diesel driving bans.