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Germany: Diesel emissions ban enacted on street in Berlin

1 22.11.2019 Инфо

M/S Street sign for banning diesel cars on street, Berlin
W/S Cars driving in diesel ban area
W/S Cars driving in diesel ban area
C/U Street sign announcing ban on diesel emissions on street
C/U Street name sign
M/S Street sign for banning diesel cars on street
C/U Street sign for banning diesel cars on street
W/S Cars driving in diesel ban area
W/S Cars driving in diesel ban area
SOT, Christian Berg, Spokesperson for district Mayor of Berlin-Neukoelln (German): "There was a ruling from the German Federal Supreme Court regarding air quality. We, here in Neukoelln, are affected by one street, where we measured the worst emission results in the whole of Germany. This is Silbersteinstrasse and at a second street there have been bad air quality results measured as well, and therefore it has been decided that here in Neukoelln, as well as in the Mitte district in Berlin, there will be a ban of diesel cars up to 'euro norm 5.'"
C/U Christian Berg *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Christian Berg, Spokesperson for district Mayor of Berlin-Neukoelln (German): "At the moment the diesel ban is only existing in both of those areas, as we measured there was bad air quality there. We will have to observe how it goes and then make a decision on how to carry on."
M/S Christian Berg *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Christian Berg, Spokesperson for district Mayor of Berlin-Neukoelln (German): "We are expecting of course that when the ban is enforced, hopefully the air quality will improve for the people of Berlin. What we cannot assess now is how the air quality will improve in the surrounding streets. We will have to observe this."
M/S Christian Berg *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Christian Berg, Spokesperson for district Mayor of Berlin-Neukoelln (German): "The diesel ban doesn't count for residents, which means that the signs feature resident-free signs. That means that every resident can still use this street."
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M/S Cars driving in diesel ban area
W/S Cars driving in diesel ban area
M/S Street sign for banning diesel cars on street
W/S Cars driving in diesel ban area
M/S Street sign for banning diesel cars on street
C/U Street name sign
SCRIPT
A diesel emissions ban came into force on a single street in Berlin's Neukoelln district on Friday, following the reported delayed implementation of a court ruling on limiting diesel emissions in highly polluted areas.
The first street to abide by the diesel ban is Silbersteinstrasse, which serves as one of the main points connecting two larger thoroughfares of the German capital, Karl-Marx-Strasse and Hermannstrasse. Additional streets will reportedly enact similar bans in the following weeks.
According to a spokesperson for the district Mayor of Berlin-Neukoelln, Christian Berg, Silbersteinstrasse measured "the worst emission results in the whole of Germany" and therefore it was decided to ban diesel cars up to the 'euro norm 5' along the throughfare.
"We are expecting of course that when the ban is enforced, hopefully the air quality will improve for the people of Berlin. What we cannot assess now is how the air quality will improve in the surrounding streets. We will have to observe this," said Berg.
The ban, which is only enforced for more polluting diesel engines, and does not apply to residents of the street, is designed to curb emissions and improve the general air quality of the area.