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TOGETHER FOR CLEANER AIR: STUTTGART IS TACKLING IT!

Stuttgart is an attractive and diverse city worth living in. And Stuttgart is an appealing city that always gives its visitors a warm welcome. This is just as true for tourists as it is for those culture enthusiasts, scenesters or visitors from the region that come to shop or attend its numerous events. It is also the case for those many working people who commute within or into the city. They all contribute something to Stuttgart's well-being.

Stuttgart's special topography with its elevation and valleys provides spectacular views in many places, but it also has a flip side. By virtue of its location in a basin, certain weather conditions can lead to relatively little airflow in the inner city, producing conditions conducive to the build-up of air pollutants such as fine dust or nitrogen oxide.

As an environmentally conscious city, Stuttgart is setting itself the challenge of controlling air pollution - more actively, aggressively and transparently than many other cities. Never before has there been so much vigorous discussion concerning Stuttgart's air! The aim is to improve the quality of life in the city. That means less noise, fewer traffic jams, less stress and, above all, fewer air pollutants.

The air in the Stuttgart valley basin has already become noticeably better thanks to various efforts made. The pollution alsocannot be compared to that in many megacities around the globe. However, the city hasn't yet reached its target on air pollution control; fine dust and nitrogen dioxide values have to come down further.

Stuttgart is setting an example with the voluntary Feinstaubalarm: Stuttgart is tackling it!

Together for cleaner air. With the Feinstaubalarm, the city and the state of Baden-Württemberg are appealing to all people in Stuttgart and commuters from the region to use their cars as little as possible in Stuttgart and to give up using comfort fireplaces, that is fireplaces not used as the primary supply of energy. The alarm will be triggered when the German Meteorological Service (DWD) forecasts particular limitations in atmospheric airflow on at least two consecutive days between 15 October and 15 April.

With an improved local transport service and numerous benefits from the various mobility partners, switching to green means of transport during the Feinstaubalarm is both straightforward and appealing. With the Feinstaubalarm, everyone can check their environmental and mobility patterns: does it really have to be the car today? Stuttgart's air is everyone's business. Join us!

Together for cleaner air: Stuttgart is tackling it! (PDF)