City centers, on the other hand, are another topic. Cars will not disappear from the cities, but from the city centers. Pedestrian zones and public spaces are very important. And I believe that this resuscitation is very much needed. We need space to meet, to set up playgrounds, meeting areas, cafes, outdoor events, etc. to accomplish. I think that has more priority in public space than somehow parking a car there. And the cities are headed in this direction, too. Paris is a very good example of this: the “15-minute city” is a very important topic there. There should be different centers in which you really have everything within 15 minutes on foot. Work, shopping, doctors, childcare ... In addition, Paris wants to convert 60 hectares of parking space into green spaces – for people, the neighborhood and playgrounds. I think it would be great if you could both have coffee and work in one place – and that it is not just a cafe, but also a space that connects.
There are also various options for doing this in Berlin. We don't need to drive all private individuals into the city center just to make the city center full and unhealthy. We have to prevent climate change and one possibility is to think about the car a little bit differently and to say: “Okay, it's great for certain functions and we also need it, like for old people, ambulance transport, etc." In addition, our inner cities would suddenly be very quiet. Noise pollution is a huge issue for example.