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Day 2: Friday, 19. March 2021

Traffic turnaround and the civil society


Lisa Tschink & Wolfgang Köhler-Naumann

Different point of views and differing daily lives lead people to thinking "transport transformation". This results in a growing number of us wanting to engage in political spaces. The aim is to find a "better" handling of our private and social needs of mobility. Where do we start? How can we achieve changes?

Labour, climate and unions – How do we develop common solutions?


Mira & Cedric

Last year, FridaysForFuture started their first campaign with ver.di (german union) regarding the collective bargaining in public transport. Now the next step has been announced. An alliance of Unteilbar, ver.di and FFF for a social-ecological crisis-policy. We want to look at this development and discuss how employees and the climate movement can work together in the future to actively take part in the transformation of our fossil society.

Digital tools for traffic transformation


The digitalization will not save the world, but digital tools can help to do it. But what programmes, websites and other tools are there? To find out, we want to meet in a virtual room, share experiences and gather certain tools, so we can go home with a full toolbox.

Feminism & traffic turnaround


Our current traffic system is mainly focussed on cars, which leads to the exclusion of different people or groups of people or even their discrimination. Feminist approaches question these prevailing structures and search for solutions to enable a more inclusive system. Despite what you might expect when hearing "feminism", we will not only, but mostly, focus on women*. Similar topics and intersectionality will be part of the discussion. How feminism can contribute to a traffic transformation and what this process can look like, will be discussed in this networking-room.

Tools for the traffic turnaround (EN)


Besides developing the traffic network, we also need technical tools for a traffic transformation. Which tools (for example apps) are useful and how we can make them more accessible, will be part of the discussion.

Which tariff offers support climate protection?

Workshop EN

Jochen Sauer

Using 4 future scenarios we will show different tariffs and their impact on the demand and financing of public transport. In smaller groups we will then discuss the climate impacts of every scenario and present them to the other groups in the end. The workshop wants to improve one's knowledge of the climate impact different tariffs produce.

Future prospects public transport 2048

Workshop EN

We will take you on a journey to 2048. On the basis of the book "Future for all - a vision for 2048", we will discuss how future mobility can look like, considering other societal factors such as living, work and nutrition.

Ride solutions in public transport – practical examples


Frank Gerhardt, Wolfram Uerlich, Barbara Koch, Sven Domroes

Joining others on their ride is not only good for the environment but could also help fulfill the needs for mobility in rural areas. This form of transport is still not living up to its full potential. "Mitfahren i.G." are showing us solutions on how to establish and promote hitching a ride.

Leaser-tickets as a contribution to a traffic turnover? Evaluation results of the SennestadtTicket in Bielefeld


Janina Welsch, Michael Herwegen

In a part of the city Bielefeld, Sennestadt, a so called leaser-ticket has been introduced. This ticket allowed the free use of busses in Sennestadt and fewer costs of public transport in the rest of the city. The result: more people used busses and being on climate friendly vehicle made social participation easier.

Gender & diversity (EN)


At this roundtable we will talk about how public transport is not excluded from gender mainstreaming and how this affects different people using it. Besides gender, we will be discussing how secure and accessible public transport is while looking at different viewpoints on the topic. What problems emerge from Gender Mainstreaming in the area of public transport, and how can we make a change?

Parking management (EN)


Dr. Paul Barter

Traffic planning is using parking management to manage the amount of space cars are taking up in cities. This way, cities can earn money to reinvest in other forms of transport as well. In this event we will look at the implementation of parking management and its effects for public transport.

Tariff models & experiments


Jochen Sauer, Philip Bedall, Stefan Weigele

Traffic turnaround and the request for more public transport demands a new financial structure. We have invited different speakers to talk about the new and existing tariff models and their (dis-)advantages.

Introducing Einfach Einsteigen


Wolfgang Geißler

Einfach Einsteigen has been working towards a traffic turnaround for three years in Bremen and Germany. The initiative is using an approach that develops concepts from professional findings, which meet approval from society and are being accelerated through campaign work. How Einfach Einsteigen works will be shown by Wolfgang Geißler by taking a look at the concept for Bremen.

Lifts as an addition to public transport – a win-win situation for people, mobility and climate?


Marion Jungbluth, Bastian Kettner, Roman Suthold, Wolfram Uerlich, Calvin Deppisch

Lifts can help reduce the public transport overload, which helps the profitableness of public traffic networks and expands the local mobility options. Carpools like this are environmental-friendly, but how can they be a part of public transport, and what are the difficulties? We invite you to join our discussion with different political, economical and scientific perspectives.

Sense of security in public transport


Diana Silvestru

At this roundtable Diana Silvestru and Collectivo Punt 6 will be joining us. Collectivo Punt 6 from Barcelona are talking about a study about the daily life of female night shift workers and how they experience their way home. It is also about barriers, fears and insecurities on their way in the dark. Diana Silvestru dealt with the subjective sense of security in public transport in her master's thesis "Safe en route through Vienna!".

Route reactivation


Bente Grimm, Wolfgang Konukiewitz, Bettina Fabich

Over the last decades a lot of the routes of the railway network have been abandoned. Today, we have more and more demands for route reactivation. Most of the old routes could be reactivated, which would be a big step towards the traffic turnaround. How this can be implemented will be part of this discussion.

Reimagining passenger transport for reduced congestion and better accessibility (EN)

Workshop EN

Paul Minett, John Niles

This workshop describes a Mineta Transportation Institute project that developed a comprehensive, step-by-step methodology to determine the likely uptake and calculate the benefits (economic, social, and environmental) and costs of paying for drivers to become passengers at a congestion-clearing level and to maintain this level over time. The workshop will give participants the opportunity to work through the same process and envision the potential for such a solution in their own jurisdiction.

Need-oriented transport


Christian Hinkelmann

The public transport in Germany is not managed from a users perspective and often fails their needs. How can transportation companies and associations be better problem solvers for their customers? How can we win back a user-focussed way of managing public transport? A search for answers.

Financing options for public transport


The Covid-19 pandemic emphasizes the fragility of an only ticket-based way of financing public transport. Several cities in Europe are already offering free or ticket-free use of local transport. What can we learn from these concepts?

Fewer cars, more life: The art of the transforming cities into sustainable, vital urban spaces (EN)


, Elizabeth Deakin, Filip Watteeuw, Anabel Gulías Torreiro

Our cities are congested with cars. They degrade our air quality, are a great factor in noise nuisance and take up a lot of space. With this in mind, we want to take up on the question of how to improve air quality in cities and how we can decrease land consumption of cars. How can public transport play a role?

Concert NIA

Cultural event

Antonia Wohlgemuth

From punk rock to fusion, blues, pop, folk and even jazz: she has been inspired in many ways and incorporates this in her songs, which deal with interpersonal and social incidents and emotions.