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Next round in Wuppertal

After the Easter break, the next court hearing on the subject of driving bans is already coming up. Today, the negotiations on the Wuppertal case before the Higher Administrative Court in Münster are entering the next round.

As reported, the organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe (German Environmental Aid) had filed a complaint for Wuppertal, too, and demands strict adherence to the air pollution control plan. Since diesel driving bans are also threatening Wupper, the city is of course trying to find other ways to get the situation under control. As in other cities, several measures are available for this purpose. For example, the Greens are calling for 30 speed limit zones to be installed at prominent locations in the Wuppertal city area. However, this proposal is facing a direct headwind. "30 km/h" is not a blanket solution. "When it comes to traffic safety, the reduction to 30 kilometers per hour is of course sensible. But when it comes to nitrogen oxides, it's a different matter," explains Peter Wiesen, Deputy Director of the Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Research at the University of Bergisch Land. Wiesen will also attend today's trial in Münster as a trial observer.

However, it is still completely unclear whether the results of this legal hearing will be publicly communicated directly today or tomorrow.