„Today we are taking a big step towards prioritizing green mobility and walking! With the presentation of the pedestrian officers, I am keeping an important promise for the people of Graz: there is now a dedicated contact person in our city who is the basis for a continuous, barrier-free network of footpaths, for safe routes to school and for priority for pedestrians Developed. Together we will ensure that many important measures are implemented over the next few years and that older people and children in particular will find enough space and safety on our sidewalks. In doing so, we are also fulfilling a requirement of the Human Rights Advisory Board. It is particularly positive that the StVO amendment is giving us momentum right now!” stressed Deputy Mayor Judith Schwentner.
„Pedestrian traffic as the pinnacle of urban mobility. This is how we, as urban traffic planners, see the value of this most climate-friendly way of urban locomotion. With the installation of the long-awaited pedestrian officers, this value is now also taken into account in terms of personnel“, holds Wolfgang Feigl, Head of Traffic Planningfest.
Renate Platzer, Pedestrian Commissionerexplained: “I am happy to give the pedestrians in the city of Graz a voice and to represent their interests in the city administration. In my previous work in traffic planning, I felt a greater desire to do more for pedestrians. In addition to my professional qualifications, as an actively mobile mother of two small children, I know the everyday challenges in our footpath network. Together with my colleagues, I would like to increase pedestrian traffic in the city of Graz and make walking more attractive.”