Push-Pull is essentially a package of carrot and stick policies: I’ll take something away from you, e.g. Free parking, and give you something back, e.g. more trams, quality cycleways, safe pavements.In short: improved quality of life through better mobility.
Regular readers will know that, until now, we have never had to offer an explanation of a post over on the German language side of our blog. But the background to today’s commentary probably requires explanation for pretty well anyone outside Bremen. Continue reading The Bargain Hunters
One of the best examples of consistent parking management is the city of Amsterdam. The principle is simple. The closer you park to the centre the more you pay. Amsterdam’s parking regime covers an area that, as far as population is concerned, is nearly as big as Bremen. Continue reading Carrot and Stick in Amsterdam
The never-ending story about the illegally parked car of the key cutting company in Bremen’s Wachmannstraße rumbles on. Little has changed since our last post in summer 2017. The yellow car still sits day and night on the pavement directly on top of the guidance system for visually impaired citizens. Continue reading A Never-Ending Story
A major step forward for a Transport Transition has been taken in Bremen, with the release of a first joint policy document by city’s the 4 major pro-transition NGOs. Continue reading Four Bremen NGOs Forge New Transport Transition Initiative
We like Bremen and chose to make it our home
Like many families, my partner and I chose to raise our children in Bremen because we enjoy the quality of life here. Like the San Francisco Bay Area where I grew up, Bremen is multicultural, progressive, and openminded. Unlike most of the United States, however, it is still relatively affordable for working families. Continue reading Illegal Parking in Bremen: Not a Victimless Crime
Is Parking a Basic Right?
What does our community do when it offers free parking for almost everyone? Do free parking spaces constitute a needed public service such as education or health? Why am I allowed to buy a car without having to think about where I can park this car, day or night?
Why am I paying rent or property tax for my house, but use free public space to park my private tin can?
Continue reading Parking: Expensive for everyone except drivers
Norway’s capital Oslo has for many years proclaimed its desire to tackle climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Left and right administrations alike have trumpeted their green credentials, regularly competing for the European Green Capital Award – and finally winning it for the year 2019. Continue reading Oslo: When Car Parking Is Actually Tackled
The first thing you notice in Amsterdam’s inner city is that there are significantly fewer cars there than in Bremen – fewer cars on the roads and fewer parked cars. The latter appears to be the main reason for the lower number of cars in the city generally. Available car parking in the city is comprehensively are managed.
Park(ing) Day in Bremer Neustadt, Buntentorsteinweg on 15 September 2017 from 14:00 – 17:00 hrs.
Help us convert a few on-street parking spaces to a green oasis or a living room. Come along for a snack of coffee and cake, for a game of chess, for discovering our street surroundings through our children, for sunbathing or in a rain shower, for home improvement, for playing Kubb, for hot political discussions and cool drinks. Continue reading Park(ing) Day in Neustadt