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Doctoral Candidate

Katharina Götting joined the Research Institute for Sustainability – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam (RIFS) as a research associate in June 2019. As part of an interdisciplinary junior research group, she is writing her thesis on psychological factors that influence the acceptance of traffic measures aimed at reallocating public space and access to these spaces. She is particularly interested in the perceived equity and the concept of acceptance.

Katharina Götting previously worked on a variety of topics with the adelphi think tank. She studied psychology in Wuppertal and Berlin and wrote her master thesis on nature connectedness. She is a member of the environmental psychology collective Wandelwerk e.V. and a qualified systemic mediator.



Jarass, J., Nähring, A., Merzoug, S., Becker, S., Götting, K., Kläver, A., Czeh, A. (2021). Platz statt Kreuzung – Straßenraum neu denken: Mehr Aufenthaltsqualität im öffentlichen Raum als Treiber für die Verkehrswende. Internationales Verkehrswesen 4|2021, 18-22.

Becker, S., Götting, K. (2021). Wege zu einem klimafreundlichen Mobilitätsverhalten, in Nanz, P., Lawrence, M. G., Renn, O., & Meyer, J. (Eds.). (2021). Klimaschutz: Wissen und Handeln. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, 61-75.


Götting, K., Becker, S. (2020). Reaktionen auf die Pop-Up-Radwege in Berlin. Ergebnisse einer explorativen Umfrage zur temporären Radinfrastruktur im Kontext der Covid-19 Pandemie. IASS Study.


Renn, O., Becker, S., Gaschnig, H., Götting, K., Lilliestam, J., Schäuble, D., & Setton, D. (2019). Carbon Pricing for a Socially Just Energy Transition. IASS Policy Brief, 2019(10).


Renn, O., Becker, S., Gaschnig, H., Götting, K., Lilliestam, J., Schäuble, D., & Setton, D. (2019). CO2-Bepreisung für eine sozial gerechte Energiewende. IASS Policy Brief, 2019(6).


Götting, K., Böhme, T., Geiger, S. M. (2019). Connectedness to Nature Scale – Adolescents (CNS-A) Entwicklung und Validierung einer Skala zur Erfassung von Naturverbundenheit bei Jugendlichen. Umweltpsychologie 23(2), 131-150.

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The trade journal Internationales Verkehrswesen reports on the results of EXPERI's survey on the acceptance of pop-up bike lanes in Berlin and emphasises that they show an increased sense of safety among users.
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The VDI news site reported on the results of the survey conducted by EXPERI on the acceptance of pop-up infrastructure in Berlin, emphasising that the new bike lanes increase the perception of safety among users.
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A report in the Berliner Morgenpost on pop-up bike lanes in the Berlin district of Reinickendorf mentions EXPERI’s survey on the acceptance of pop-up infrastructure.
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The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly influenced mobility behaviour. While public transport is struggling with a sharp decline in ridership, individual forms of mobility - such as walking, cycling and car transport - are gaining in importance. At the same time, protection against infection and adherence to distance rules have the highest priority. In Berlin, a so-called pop-up bike infrastructure is being created - temporary bike lanes that enable safe cycling and the necessary distance with simple means. What reactions do the pop-up bike lanes provoke among road users? The aim of the present study was to record the reactions and perceptions in the form of advantages and disadvantages by means of an online survey.
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The online seminars of the project "Straßen für Menschen" (Streets for People) start the next round, this time around the topic of traffic experiments. On five dates in November and December, there will be inputs, discussions and best practice examples on a wide variety of topics from the field of traffic experiments.
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It was one year ago that the first pop-up bike lane was established in Berlin at Hallesches Ufer. Many more followed - especially in the district Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Air quality measurements on Kottbusser Damm show that cyclists are now exposed to less air pollution in the form of nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) than before the pop-up bike lanes were set up - regardless of the pandemic.
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A report on the planned expansion of pop-up cycle lanes in Berlin cites the results of EXPERI's survey on the acceptance of the new infrastructure.