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Supply and demand

The difference between a sense of security and actual security The latest Police statistics show us that the crime rate has dropped. That is a fact. This drop does not translate, however, into an increased feeling of security among citizens, as they are more often confronted with situations that make them feel insecure or even threatened. The origins of this feeling of insecurity lie in the city’s drug scene, be ...

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Troubled times for town centre stores

Our city is changing fast and those who are suffering the most during this period are the shopkeepers and their sales staff in the areas around the old town and the railway station. I don’t mean the franchises of the global luxury brands that have substantial financial means;  it is our local businesses that are being adversely affected by these changes. The numerous construction sites have been around for ...

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Pedestrian “concept” for the city: Window-dressing and misunderstanding of the citizen’s needs

A couple of months ago, the new pedestrian concept was presented by the majority to the city council and the result is sobering. It is in fact a real disappointment. Instead of developing a global concept, we can only see local construction measures alongside minor improvements such as traffic light control! We are far away from the original announcement that the city mobility concept would be overhauled ...

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Rethinking mobility

Luxembourg continues to grow at a fast pace. According to the city development plan (PAG: plan d’aménagement général), by 2030 our capital will have 150,000 residents as well as 210,000 commuters. In light of the substantial discrepancy between the number of residents and jobs, an ambitious and coherent mobility concept should have been included in the drawing up of the new PAG. For instance, aside from the ...

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New city development plan (PAG: plan d’aménagement général) – We demand coherence and proper citizen participation

The discussions sourrounding the PAG are far from over. Citizens were allowed to submit their grievances and 800 of them took the opportunity to do so. The College of Aldermen on the city council must now grant a hearing to each and every one of them. We, as elected members of the opposition in the city council, look forward to seeing the outcome of these hearings and hope that the citizens’ complaints ...

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