Pavement Parking and Accessibility

  There is hardly an issue in Bremen that is as heated as the parking of cars in residential areas. Questions like these arise: Who does resident parking help? Is parking on pavements permissible? And if so, under what conditions? What rights do pedestrians have?...

Accessibility in Bremen Traffic – Road Law

  Part 1 : The legal Situation on Bremen’s Streets Public space is always a scarce commodity in cities that have grown over time without central planning.  Ever more, and ever bigger, vehicles are competing for the same amount of space.  At the same time, ...
Protected Bike Lanes in Corona Times: Do it Bremen!

Protected Bike Lanes in Corona Times: Do it Bremen!

  After Corona (2): When will Bremen get Protected Bike Lanes? Shortly before the outbreak of the pandemic, several protected bike lanes were announced in Bremen. In the meantime, we in Germany are in the middle of the second wave of infection – with a kind...
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 street signs, with a time limit of “Fri – Sun 20h to...
Protected Bike Lanes: Solving the safety conflict?

Protected Bike Lanes: Solving the safety conflict?

People who are involved with transport politics are continuously confronted with the issue of safety. Bike lanes are rejected, supposedly because of safety, while others demand them for exactly the same reasons. Cycling on the road is recommended by some as being...