Our contributor Katja Leyendecker presented an outline of her dissertation during a visit to Bremen and the Geographische Gesellschaft, Bremen on 16th Januar 2019. Here is her presentation in full. You can also
download her slideshow here. The presentation is largely in German, with snippets of English! Continue reading Mobility, Politics and Activism
11th January 2019, Findorff, Bremen.
The has officially launched, as reported in the “Platz Da!” initiative and Weserkurier . on the telly
“Platz Da! Bremen “is involving a growing number of Bremen citizens who are working together for a better cycling and walking infrastructure, and a comprehensive parking management system for the city. The campaign’s key demand is that the streets belong to all of us, not just the owners of parked cars, and is working with the , launched in January 2018 with a call for a city-wide management of car parking, and a genuine strategy for reducing space used by parked vehicles. Transport Transition Alliance
Continue reading “Platz Da!” Moves Up A Gear
Who would have believed that? Wasn’t the rule of the law abolished in Bremen? Didn’t they allow everyone to park illegally, on pavements, on cycle paths, on junctions, in the park, you name it?
Illegal in Bremen Neustadt (Foto: Beatrix Wupperman)
Continue reading Breaking News: We are allowed to park legally in Bremen!
With Bremen’s state election looming next year, and the
Greens riding high in the polls, there is a very real chance that they will form a strengthened half of any new coalition. With the two old parties declining in popularity, there is even the prospect of a Green-led government. With this in mind, we recently interviewed Ralph Saxe, transport spokesperson for the Bremen Greens, to see what they have in mind for the coming legislature. Continue reading Ralph Saxe – Transport Revolution In 2019?
Where now for the Bremen Bündnis für die Verkehrswende?
Last month’s packed Car Parking conference certainly generated significant media interest, with speaker Uta Bauer
interviewed by the Weser Kurier, and Radio Bremen’s Buten un Binnen doing a major feature on the issue. (from 9min 34sec). You can read a full report of the conference here (google translated from German).
Continue reading Three Steps Forward
Regular readers may recall that on April 26, 2017, I had a car parked legally on the right side of the road in the Biebricher Straße in the Neustadt (a one-way street). My legally compliant behaviour now has a judicial sequel. Continue reading Legal Parking Fine Goes To Court
The hilarious everyday experience of transport campaigns in Bremen (an extract)
– Temporary play street: Turned down
– Application for cycle stands and bollards on pavements to keep the street entrance clear for emergency vehicles: Turned down – Illegal parking on the pavement: Silently tolerated by the authorities
– Application for residents’ parking: Under discussion
– Special slow zone (Begegnungszone) in front of the elementary school: Application coming up, because existing bans on parking are ignored
Continue reading Kids or Cars?
Following a television documentary about the “do it yourself” and bicycle culture in Portland, Oregon, last year, many Bremers, and especially cyclists, asked me if Portland is really as cool as all the hype.
Well-signed bike route through residential streets in the Mt Tabor neighbourhood of Portland, Oregon.
My answer was yes, and no. Continue reading Portland – the myth and the reality