INNSBRUCK. On October 22nd, a climate strike by Fridays For Future will take place in downtown Innsbruck under the motto “Innsbruck – FAIRkehrswende now!”.
Demo through downtown
The climate movement Fridays for Future calls on everyone to draw attention to the drastic effects of the climate crisis. A large walking demo through Innsbruck’s city center is intended to show how important a traffic turnaround is for Tyrol and climate protection. Traffic jams, standing cars, looking for a parking space, street noise, air pollution and little space for cyclists, public transport and pedestrians are everyday life in Tyrol, according to the organizers. In addition, our transport system causes around 30% of greenhouse gas emissions.
The young people of the climate movement Fridays For Future think it doesn’t have to be:
“Future-oriented mobility offers so many possibilities, yet those who cause emissions, such as cars, get the most space in road traffic. Cheap, sustainable solutions that die do not harm the climate should be made more attractive and accessible for everyone “
, said co-organizer Anna Perktold. With a large climate academy on October 22nd, the Movement would like to draw attention to the possibilities of the Tyrolean mobility system. The climate strike begins at 12 noon at the Landestheater, from where a large demonstration with music will take place through the city center. The activists then organize a varied program with speeches, music by bands and DJs at the Landestheater. The climate movement is sending a strong signal for climate protection and everyone who is affected by it.
Expansion of the public transport structure
This time, special attention is paid to the topic of mobility: public transport and cycle paths should be expanded and made accessible to everyone, they say. People in less populated regions should also have better connections and no longer have to rely on a car.
“Traffic-calmed streets, green footpaths, safe bike paths, less noise and dirt could come in if there was less space for car traffic. Alternatives to driving a car are cheaper, healthier, more climate-friendly and create more space for people, encounters and exchanges instead of cars “
are visions of FFF activist Sammy Chebbo.
Help shape the future
With the climate ticket and the expansion of night trains, the first steps in the right direction have already been taken, but that alone is not enough, according to activist Jana Müller:
“Politicians are acting far too slowly and have no courage to break up outdated systems and change them in the direction of a future worth living for all people and generations. We fear the irreversible effects of the climate crisis, fear for our future. It is time to break new ground with our transport systems as well. “
The information: Incidentally, an FFP2 mask and the 3G rule apply to the demonstration.