What can cycling do to reduce CO2 emissions in Bremen? Here we calculate what has been done, what hasn’t, and what can be done in the coming decade.
With Fridays for Future developing a regular presence on the streets of Bremen, a transport transition blog like Bremenize must surely be asking – what can cycling do in response to the climate emergency? Generalised answers to this question abound in the cycling advocacy world, amongst concerned politicians, in Bremen’s new coalition agreement, and indeed amongst Fridays for Future activists, or at least amongst those living in a country with a cycling culture. Continue reading One Hundred and Eighty Kilotons
*A big thanks to the wonderful musician Fred Frith for permission to use Sparrow Song in this short film.
Over the three years or so since we’ve been posting, a background debate has been continuously rearing its head. How, and why, did Bremen become a city with 25% modal share for cycling? Key to trying to answer this question is a good, reliable source of data that can show historical changes over a long enough period of time. Continue reading Cycling City, Car City Bremen
Reinhard Loske interview from Moving Films on Vimeo.
„Give cyclists clear advantages over cars“. That is probably the essence of ex-Bremen transport senator Reinhard Loske’s transport policy credo. Herr Loske, who is also a significant critic of endless economic growth, will be back in Bremen next weekend to speak at the “Infrastructures of Happiness” congress, and expand on his ideas. Continue reading Reinhard Loske
Cycle Streets in Bremen: Purpose and Reality
Fahrradstraßen – Cycle Streets – are seen, alongside cycle lanes, cycle tracks, protective strips and more, as a tool to promote cycling. The basic concept – according to Germany’s road traffic regulations – is a road without motor traffic:
Continue reading Cycle Streets: Do content and label match?
Jan Gehl – Architect, Urban Planner, Visionary and Humanist
Jan Gehl is an experienced architect and urban planner from Copenhagen with a very special view on his environment. Today he has become something of a patron for pedestrians and cyclists. Continue reading Jan Gehl – Cities for People
It’s taken a while – over three years in fact – but finally a Bremenize blog has gone live.
The idea was hatched in early 2013, Continue reading A Brief History of the -Ize’s
The Free Hanseatic city in the Northwest of Germany? The uncrowned Queen of German Cycling Cities? Maybe you remember Bremen from our film “Beauty and the Bike”? Ever heard about Bremen as the secret Cycling Capital of Germany, even one of the best in Europe? Of all German cities with more than 500.000 inhabitants Bremen leads the list of Cycling Cities. Continue reading Do you know Bremen?