Climate

One Hundred and Eighty Kilotons

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? 

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German Zero

The world is drifting into a +4 degree future, with devastating consequences. Germany must become climate neutral as quickly as possible – in all areas of life and work.

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Safety

Sielwall in Bremen: The Law is a Joke??

Sielwall in Bremen: The Law is a Joke??

On Friday 19th June 2020 a new phenomenon hit the streets of Bremen, or rather the street of Sielwall. That evening,  the entrance to Sielwall coming from the Osterdeich was augmented with no-entry...

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History

Cycling Women in the 19th Century in Bremen

Cycling Women in the 19th Century in Bremen

or: How the Germans could become more beautiful and happier (Ricarda Huch) “I believe that if all Germans cycled, they would lose their dull sensuality and be happier and more agreeable.” (Ricarda Huch to Richard Huch 1896)  The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen was a pioneer in the successful...

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Frightening the Horses

Frightening the Horses

In 2014, as we began our research into Bremen's cycling history,  we spent many hours in the Bremen State Archive. It was there that we met Florian Reiß, a historian who was working on a major exhibition about cycling for the Cloppenburg Open Air Museum. We quickly agreed to work together and...

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Cycling in Bremen – The Early Years

Cycling in Bremen – The Early Years

“I believe that if all Germans cycled, they would lose their dull sensuality and be happier and more agreeable.” (Ricarda Huch to Richard Huch 1896)1  “In no other city in Germany, are cyclists treated as humanely as here in Bremen” (German Bicycle Association meeting in Bremen 1897)2 One glance...

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Traffic Rights

The Legal Situation on Bremen's Streets

Public space is always a scarce commodity in cities that have grown over time without central planning. 

Pavement Parking and Accessibility

There is hardly an issue in Bremen that is as heated as the parking of cars in residential areas.

Berlin's Cycling Referendum

In Berlin, the Volksentscheid Fahrrad initiative (VEF) has kindled an unprecedented public debate about cycling.

After Corona

The shock of Corona in recent history is only comparable to the attacks of September 11, 2001. 

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Infrastructure

The key to increasing active travel, and a successful transport transition, is cycle- and people-friendly infrastructure.  Below are some of our articles.

Cycling City, Car City

How, and why, did Bremen become a city with 25% modal share for cycling?

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Transform a Busy Street

The initiative “Einfach Einsteigen” (‘just hop on’) has developed creative solutions to some hard questions.

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Videos

Since the launch of Bremenize in 2016, we have been working on an ever-growing series of video productions, covering the full range of topics, from the history of cycling in the city to today’s attempts at improving farther the coinditions for active travel.  You can browse through our titles here.

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Cycle Streets

The key to increasing active travel, and a successful transport transition, is cycle- and people-friendly infrastructure.  Below are some of our articles.

Cycle Streets That Inspire

Bremen released a comprehensive transport plan in 2014:  Verkehrsentwicklungsplan 2025. One of many aims is to improve cycling and cycling infrastructure.

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Parkallee - Seeing Red

Bremen’s tortuous route to something resembling a Cycling City took another step forward this month with the re-surfacing of the oft-plagued cycle street Parkallee.

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Cycle Neighbourhood

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.

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