Transit Nirvana

Berlin, because of its wide streets and limited sprawl, is a city that is good for both transit and driving. However, the city faces a severe budget crisis and transit spending is certain to be cut by both the city and the federal government. This article discusses the factors that make both driving and transit use desirable in Berlin and how the upcoming spending cuts might affect mode choice. Transit advocates fear that the looming cutbacks will reduce service and tip the balance decisively in favor of the automobile. This makes the next few years important in determining the long-term prospects of the Berlin transit system. Although transit advocates are fighting to protect transit and discourage driving in the city, some critics have suggested that excessive efforts to curb driving will push people away from the central business district.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 46-49
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 6 2005 11:29PM