The government wants to relieve the burden on citizens with a 9-euro monthly ticket for buses and trains. However, free public transport would be easier to implement and more affordable.
Should public transport be free of charge? Experience shows: Just because the bus costs nothing, far from all people stop using their cars.
Parking fees are going up, the rail network is being expanded - and the Senate will soon be responsible for many cycle paths: Here's how the comments turn out.
Cities play a major role in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic as many measures are adopted at the scale of cities and involve adjustments to the way urban areas operate. Drawing from case studies across the globe, this book explores how the pandemic and the policies it has prompted have caused changes in the ways cities function.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed mobility behaviour. Many trips have been reduced due to the restrictions in everyday life, public transport has been shunned as a common means of transport, and in its place, there has been a shift to the private car as well as to walking and cycling. This article first analyses the developments and impacts of the pandemic on mobility. It then shows which new pathways transport policy and administration are taking to cope with the crisis.
It is obvious that mobility has to change, as it has a major impact on climate change and greenhouse emissions, land consumption as well as tangible disadvantages such as accidents, illnesses caused by air pollution and noise pollution and lack of exercise. In the interview, you learn about Tactical Urbanism, efficiency and co-working spaces, among other things, and what this has to do with modern mobility. Synergy effects and the interconnection of means of transport also play a major role.
Sophia Becker talks to rbb Inforadio about the new annual bus and train ticket in Austria.
Is public transport the crucial means for the transport transition to succeed? Or rather, what course must the future Berlin Senate set for a new mobility in any case?
Sophia Becker im Gespräch mit Marcel Heberlein und Kristin Becker zum wöchentlichen Gedankenexperiment, diesmal zum Thema "Nahverkehr kostenlos? Was dann?".