BREMENIZE

Traffic Rights

In a series of articles, written by lawyer Olaf Dilling, we explore the rights of pedestrians and cyclists in the face of a car-oriented traffic system.

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. 

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Pavement Parking and Accessibility

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

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Inclusive Space for Transport

Bremen's policy-makers are facing a major challenge. It must design public transport spaces in an inclusive way, enabling equal participation of all road users and modes of transport.

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German City Campaigns

Following the success of Volksentscheid Fahrrad in Berlin, which now commits Germany’s capital city to a 600 million euro programme of transformation of its cycling infrastructure, a number of its key activists have helped establish Changing Cities

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Cycling Referendum in Berlin

Berlin’s Volksentscheid Fahrrad initiative (VEF), launched in November 2015, has within a very short time kindled an unprecedented public debate about cycling. 

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Video Gallery

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.

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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Humboldtstraße

Bremen’s politicians are extremely proud of the new design of Humboldtstraße as a Cycle Street. It is hailed by our representatives and their cycling advisers as a great solution for a range of problems. 

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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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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 Bremen

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

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How to Transform A Busy Street

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

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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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Reinhard Loske

Reinhard Loske was Transport Senator in Bremen between 2007 and 2011. We interviewed him in 2009.

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Jan Gehl

Jan Gehl is an experienced architect and urban planner from Copenhagen with a very special view on his environment. Today he has become something of a patron for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Previous Articles

Traffic Rights

In a series of articles, written by lawyer Olaf Dilling, we explore the rights of pedestrians and cyclists in the face of a car-oriented traffic system.

Cycling City, Car City Bremen

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

More..

How to Transform A Busy Street

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

More..

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.

More...

Reinhard Loske

Reinhard Loske was Transport Senator in Bremen between 2007 and 2011. We interviewed him in 2009.

More...

Jan Gehl

Jan Gehl is an experienced architect and urban planner from Copenhagen with a very special view on his environment. Today he has become something of a patron for pedestrians and cyclists.

More...

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.

Cycling City, Car City Bremen

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

More..

How to Transform A Busy Street

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

More..

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.

More...

Reinhard Loske

Reinhard Loske was Transport Senator in Bremen between 2007 and 2011. We interviewed him in 2009.

More...

Jan Gehl

Jan Gehl is an experienced architect and urban planner from Copenhagen with a very special view on his environment. Today he has become something of a patron for pedestrians and cyclists.

More...

Parking

Cars parked on pavements and cycleways, cars blocking emergency vehicles, cars, cars, cars. Bremen has too many of them, and they have created a parking crisis.

Illegal parking - Unavoidable Evil or Misplaced Tolerance?

The explosion in private transport is a major problem for our cities. A growing number of cars are increasingly dominating our public space,

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"The Law Is An Ass", Said Alice.

The on-going spat between citizen activists and the Bremen authorities in Neustadt took another twist last week, as the former tried their hand at legal parking, and the latter responded with the, umm, full weight of the law.

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The Key Stone Cop Out

In Bremen-Schwachhausen, or to be precise, Wachmannstrasse, there is a key cutting shop. On most working days, you’ll see its yellow or white company car parked outside.

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Bremen’s Parking Policy Battleground

Some cycling activists may be wondering why we’ve spent the last couple of months discussing the apparently boring subject of car parking. 

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Creeping Parking Disease

We’ve got a short update on our story of the keycutter from Schwachhausen. As readers may recall, a key-cutting service on Wachmannstrasse

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