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Think Green? Vote Red?
Election day is approaching, we all have to decide how to vote. And it will be difficult, because coalition talks will follow. How do we achieve a coalition that promotes a sustainable, green transport policy and takes the climate crisis seriously? Continue reading Think Green? Vote Red?
A Vote For Cycling?
After this week’s Buten un Binnen Wahl Lokal broadcast failed to address the self-proclaimed second most important issue in the forthcoming election (transport), we thought we would be helpful and provide a summary of the main parties’ positions.
Seven parties featured in the transmission. Continue reading A Vote For Cycling?
As part of the annual European Week of Mobility, the association “autofreier StadTraum Bremen e.V.” are organising a range of events in the city.
The events attracting the broadest participation are likely to be the 12th ADFC Hochstraße Tour organized by the ADFC and the subsequent “Feast of Mobility” oin the Neustadt – both on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Continue reading An Invitation
Biebricher Straße – 30 Parking Spaces – anything more?
The following video was shot in the summer of 2015 and the street scenes were filmed at an information afternoon organized by the “Citizen’s inititiative of Biebricher Strasse” campaigning for the space in their street being available for all citizens, not just prevailingly cars.
Continue reading Biebricher Straße – 30 Parking Spaces – anything more?
The Parking Problem
The advisory council of the Bremen district of Neustadt invites you to join the
“Parked Vehicles Planning Conference, Neustadt”
On Tuesday, 21 March 2017, at 6 pm (free admission)
In the school cafeteria at Leibnizplatz, Schulstraße 24, 28199 Bremen.
Continue reading The Parking Problem
Green Light for Cycle Neighbourhood
Further to our post in December, it has been announced this week that Bremen has been successful in its bid for federal funding towards a budget of €2.4m (2.396.650m €) for the proposed Bicycle Neighbourhood in the Neustadt district of the city.
Invitation to “Pick Up Your Courage and Walk”
Event with the Citizens‘ Initiatives “Biebricher Straße” and “Neustädter Verkehrswende”
Talk and Discussion about Urban Development with Dipl-Ing. Angelika Schlansky
Thursday, 2nd February 2017
Café Pour Pour, Lahnstrasse 16
Start: 8 p.m., free entrance
Angelika Schlansky – an experienced planner – will show how cities in Europe have changed since adopting climate-friendly policies. She will also talk about promoting walking, and the role this most natural way of moving forward can play.
Parking Day in Bremen Neustadt
What a nice and friendly way to get into contact with people!
A great opportunity to exchange ideas about living in the city, about transport policy priorities for pedestrians, bicycles and public transport, on community life, on CO2 and climate issues and whatever is on peoples minds when doing their Friday afternoon/weekend shopping! Some even took the opportunity to join us on the parking place we had payed for and have a game of chess…
Out of the Blue
The Neustadt, a densely populated district of Bremen on the south bank of the river Weser, is described in official literature as offering quiet streets with charming old houses. However, like so many other such areas, the charm is cursed by the demands of the car and its proponents. So when we, a group of local residents took the initiative to try to calm their streets, the hope was that the local authority – with a Green Party senator running the transport department – would look kindly on our efforts, but the reaction was the absolute opposite.
Continue reading Out of the Blue