Historic decision in Austria not to expand the motorway network: “More roads mean even more traffic” – News Beezer
Austria will abandon several projects to expand its motorway network in the fight against global warming. “I don̵
t want a concrete future for future generations,” said the Austrian climate minister, Leonore Gewessler, who is also responsible for traffic in the country. The decision is, in their opinion, historic.
“More roads mean more cars and more traffic,” Transport Minister Leonore Gewessler told the AFP news agency on Wednesday.
“I don’t want to give future generations a concrete future,” added the environmentalist, justifying the decision, which was heavily questioned by the country’s three major political parties.
The decision is “historic” as it is the first time that an Austrian government has given up infrastructure projects in order to meet its CO2 neutrality commitments by 2040.