Transport Accessibility – 2. Pavement Parking

  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?...

Transport Accessibility – 1. 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, ...

Berlin Citizens Initiative for Cycling – from Grassroots Movement to Mobility Act

  On June 28th 2018 Berlin’s Parliament signed a new Mobility Act into effect. This was the final point of a more than two and a half-year long campaign by the Initiative Citizens Referendum for Cycling in Berlin and their umbrella organization Changing Cities....
Transport Accessibility – 1. 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, ...

Cycling Referendum in Berlin: When Politicians Are Compelled to Act

Berlin’s Volksentscheid Fahrrad initiative (VEF), launched in November 2015, has within a very short time kindled an unprecedented public debate about cycling. The "Radentscheid" has become a perennial favourite of the Berlin media (see Media Coverage) and is now...

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...