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In cooperation with the municipality, the burgerwerkstatt surveyed the residents – and has now presented the result. The analysis of the data was done by dominique bohm (institute of geography at the university of erlangen) under the supervision of professor werner batzing.

The result was sobering as far as the future assessment of the inhabitants was concerned. But the great interest in the action gave him the courage to go on according to batzing. 195 questionnaires were filled out by a possible 880 households, which, in his opinion, "can already be considered a representative result". Many of the results sound negative, but they have an unusually positive core.

For example: 79 percent of the respondents find the current solution (no supermarket in the main town) unsatisfactory, which is why one question was also aimed at a cooperative shopping market. In response to the question "can you imagine working as a salesperson or helper in a convenience store for daily needs??" 128 people said no and 29 said yes. "With these 29 people, one store could be well staffed", said batzing.

The vast majority (151 out of 190 respondents) admitted that they currently shop in grafenberg, which may also have something to do with the fact that many working people quickly go shopping at the next supermarket along the way on their way home from work. Here naturally also the parking place offer plays a rough role; which is also one of the rough mankos of egloffstein.

Medicine missing

90 percent of the respondents want a good medical infrastructure (general practitioner, dentist, pharmacy). Currently, all three businesses are located around the market square. And it is precisely here that parking spaces are in short supply, a situation that is exacerbated in winter when snow plows have to stop at many roads.

In addition to the lack of shopping and parking facilities, traffic in general and the lack of gastronomic offerings were cited as "the three biggest problems in egloffstein" the first thing that should be done was to eliminate them – an overwhelming majority decided when asked about the problems that should be eliminated first.

The survey also shows that tourism is "necessary" in the region west of erlangen. 90 percent say so; but almost as many are not willing to help in tourism in order to expand it. After all, 40 percent of the respondents found the living situation in the community area good, another 30 percent satisfactory. 51 percent recommended egloffstein as a residential area, 62 percent consider jobs in the municipality "very important, this was to be achieved primarily through the expansion of commercial areas (36 percent were in favor).

There is a lot to do

the most important thing for the people of egloffstein is their outdoor pool. 90 percent of respondents use it: on average, they gave it a grade of two. The kneipp facility, on the other hand, was not used at all by 70 percent, as was the sports ground, which was not used by 83 percent. However, two-thirds of the respondents are over 60 years old.

What is missing are bicycle paths (62 percent), better public transportation (81 percent do not currently use it), and more flowers on the properties in egloffstein. The chances for the future are pessimistically assessed. 40 percent foresee poor community development, 28 percent are neutral and only 31 percent are optimistic about the future.

Bohm concludes: "the high level of participation shows the great interest of the population in taking part in the further development of the village." The next step from batzing’s point of view: the development of a comprehensive community model.

By reinhard lowisch

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