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Microeconomics Internal Assessment Word count: 706 Candidate number: 002582-0008 Personal code : hdg023 Article Source : - ban/a-44026431 . Article Date 31 st May 2018 Date Written: 11 th July2018
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Hamburg wakes up to Germany's first diesel ban On a bright May day, the northern city of Hamburg became the first in Germany to enact a diesel ban. But the city's residents are less than bowled over by the new arrangement, which has significant limitations. It's 7.30am on Thursday morning in the Hamburg borough of Altona, and on the surface there is little to distinguish this sunny day from any other. The city is waking up in much the same way it does on every other weekday, and at the well-known junction of Max-Brauer-Allee and Julius-Leber-Strasse, it's starting to get busy as cyclists, pedestrians and cars — lots of cars — start piling up around the intersection. A general view of the start of the new restricted area for diesel cars, at Max-Brauer-Allee. Situated discreetly over to the side of one of the footpaths is the evidence that this is no ordinary morning in the city. It's a small sign saying that from that point of the street on, all diesel cars except the very newest models are not allowed to drive any further. There is a small caveat added underneath — residents can go free. Read more: German court allows city ban on diesel cars "There's a diesel ban here?" one driver asks DW from behind the wheel as he waits behind traffic lights, having driven all the way down the street from the opposite side. "I'm driving a diesel here myself! But mine is exempted, it is not forbidden, is it?" he asks with a laugh. "Well I support the ban anyway, it's better. It's cleaner for us all." A young woman, G ül, sits close by with her son at a café. "A diesel ban? I heard something about it but I find it really stupid, I have to say. Look out there at all the ca rs," she says, pointing towards the rapidly accumulating traffic. "How are they going to control it? Are police going to stand there and control it all day stopping cars? Many will still drive diesels here, even if it is forbidden. I would too." Clean air for all! This is what history looks like. From May 31, the city of Hamburg is banning all but the most modern 'Euro 6' diesel vehicles from sections of two busy streets in the city, the aforementioned Max-Brauer- Allee and Stresemannstrasse. There are several exemptions — for residents, taxis, buses, delivery vehicles and garbage trucks, for example — but regardless of its limitations, this is the first di esel ban of its kind to come into effect in Germany.
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Max-Brauer-Allee and Stresemannstrasse, in the Hamburg district of Altona, are affected by the ban Ever since the first tremors of the 2015 Dieselgate scandal were felt, the fuel named after its German founder Rudolf Diesel has been under siege. Following the ruling in February that diesel bans in German cities are legally permissible, it was only a matter of time before a city took the plunge.
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