>>1253398>However, if you switch from tram to buses, then for sure electric companies would be cutting their fossil fuel sourced electricity generation first instead of cutting renewable energy. Therefore the energy source for those tram line can still be described as dependent on fossil fuel.
I don't understand this argument. Can you explain it to me as if I were five years old? >>underground tram line>what>why not metro>not enough demand?
It's Western Germany. The cities here all either fell for the Stadtbahn meme or switched to busses entirely.
Yes, there would be more than enough demand for a metro by now - at least during peak hours. And considering the fact that busses and especially cars are causing huge traffic and pollution problems in the city, there will probably soon be more than enough demand for either>converting the Stadtbahn into a goddamn metro
or>building the same number of new tram lines overground
But you have to consider the historical context, you know. Prior to 1990, when the city finally got its Stadtbahn, there was only a tiny-ass system of three tram lines, and they still decided to do it. Certainly a huge upgrade over what it used to be.
Another solution to the air and traffic problems to build a functional bike path network, but nobody to the right of the Greens can be assed to do that.