1st Fancy Women Bike Ride in Bremen

Coming from Izmir: the Fancy Women Bike Ride. Now -in 2021- for the first time in Bremen. Big thank you to Kim, Katharina, Deniz, Susanne, Jessica, Angelika, ...... Its pleasurable, its for everybody, its cool, its elegant, its friendly, its  ... a wind of change!...

Lost and found – what mayors (also) do elsewhere ..

The mayor of Lauterecken-Wolfstein (a village in Palatinate, Germany) published a remarkable advertisement in the local newspaper in July with a very special thank you (see below). Imagine, how well it would do if the mayor, the senator for home affairs and the...

We need your opinion here in Bremen

As the summer holidays hit in,  transport senator Maike Schaefer is seeking the public's  opinion and expertise regarding two major projects: The VEP 2025 (Verkehrsentwicklungsplan = traffic development plan) and the remake of a main road, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße in...
Lost and found – what mayors (also) do elsewhere ..

The mayor of Lauterecken-Wolfstein (a village in Palatinate, Germany) published a remarkable advertisement in the local newspaper in July with a very special thank you (see below). Imagine, how well it would do if the mayor, the senator for home affairs and the...

We need your opinion here in Bremen

As the summer holidays hit in,  transport senator Maike Schaefer is seeking the public's  opinion and expertise regarding two major projects: The VEP 2025 (Verkehrsentwicklungsplan = traffic development plan) and the remake of a main road, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße in...

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...

Guerilla action or a “city for people”?

Europe-wide Parking Day in Bremen, Germany "A city for people" - for three hours reality in Bremen's Neustadt. This happened on the 15th Parking Day as part of the European Mobility Week in Friedrich-Ebert-Straße in Bremen after the super demo against climate change...

The Time Is Ripe – Parking Must Cost

The New Bremen Politics of Parking The newly-elected Bremen coalition government has agreed ambitious changes to transport policy, and placed them at the forefront of the coalition agreement (Draft Agreement on Cooperation in a Government Coalition for Bremen,...

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? Earlier this month...

Platz Da! Bremen enters the Home Straight

The collection of signatures for the citizen motion Platz Da! (we reported) is on the home straight. With the help of over 20 collectors and over 80 shop owners and businesses in Bremen, 4,500 supporters have signed the petition to date. To ensure the petition's...

Parkallee in Bremen: Missing the Target

  Good Things Come To Those Who Wait? Parkallee in Bremen is part of a planned Premium Route for cycling that runs from the university in the north to the city centre. For too long, this 500 metre section between Am Stern and the city’s main railway lines has...