in 2011 there was the referendum in Baden-Württemberg, where Stuttgart is the provincial capital.
Because I am a citizen of Baden-Württemberg, i was free to take part at this referendum, a election from the citizens of the state to continue the big project, or to cancel it.
I remember a school trip in 2006 when we got presented the project from some politicians in Stuttgart. So from the beginning i was very informed, what is part of the plan and what are the consequences. A lot of people were bad informed and of course, some topics were just kept quiet to prevent people getting angry and against the project..
the majority of the citizens support the S21-project, this was the result of the referendum in 2011.
Place: Stuttgart, Germany
Type/ Subject/ Tags: Urban project, protest
Stuttgart 21 is a new railway and urban development project in this southwestern German city which costs around billions of euros. The construction process has started at 2010.
This project is critisized a lot because of the relative costs and benefits, geological and environmental concerns, as well as performance issues. There are thousands of peoples who protests this movement against humanity and nature.
“How much could be done with this money, if it were be invested in providing jobs and services, by improving schools, nurseries, hospitals, public transport etc., instead of destroying what is already one of the most efficient railway stations in Germany?”
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