It’s amazing, but in Lublin there are twice more cars per capita than in Berlin. And of course everyone considers the possibility of parking in the city center as their sacred right. But the city is not made of rubber. Do we really have to follow the same blind path, from which the Western countries withdraw after half a centaury?
Currently we have 220 thousand cars in Lublin and it is not possible to provide parking spaces for all of them. […] We have 632 cars per 1000 inhabitants, which is a very high motorization rate. For example, in the capital of Germany, the number of cars per thousand inhabitants fell from 360 to 318, there is a similar trend in Hamburg. In the West, it had been realized long ago that there are different methods of confirming your position, and the car is impractical in the city.
“Cars parked on lawns. How do we solve this problem?”, Interview with the Cycling Officer from Lublin City Office – published in Gazeta Wyborcza on the 27th of February 2014.