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Munich named Germany's fastest city

The Local · 31 Oct 2011, 15:15

Published: 31 Oct 2011 15:15 GMT+01:00

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These are the key results of a survey published by finance magazine Wirtschaftswoche, after management consultants Arthur D. Little assessed the mobility of 78 big cities across the globe, including 15 in Germany.

Amongst other amenities, the researchers took into account car-sharing services on offer and the availability of rental bikes. They also assessed each city’s public transport system, traffic policies, as well as average commuter hours.

Munich also did well on the global scale, placing ninth while Hong Kong bagged the top-spot as the most mobile city. London and Amsterdam were close behind.

In the 15 German cities ranked, Hamburg came second, Berlin third, Stuttgart fourth and Leipzig fifth. At the bottom end of the scale were Cologne and Düsseldorf.

The survey also found that in no Germany city was there an ideal approach to combining all of the different types of transport, making transport a hot topic for investors nationwide.

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According to the experts at Arthur D. Little, the current €300,000 yearly rate of investment in transportation systems is expected to triple by 2050.

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16:29 October 31, 2011 by finanzdoktor
Congratulations Munchen!!!!! Guess I will have to congratulate Berlin, as well, since a friend of mine lives there and constantly "harps" on how much he likes it there. Of course, I would be remiss if I left out Hamburg, Stuttgart, and Leipzig.
17:10 October 31, 2011 by Johnne
Heeeeeyy!! München! Oyato!!

Munich is Unique-anytime anyday!!!
11:15 November 1, 2011 by freechoice
everything slows down when you hit the autobahn during peak hours...
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