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Day 1: Thursday, 18. March 2021

Opening Panel: The future of public transport & sustainable mobility after COVID-19 (EN)


Katrin Dziekan, François Bausch, Phil Washington

The first evening starts with guests from all around the local traffic community and transport policy, such as Phil Washington or Katrin Dziekan. In a cozy environment we want to find out, how we can advance the transport transformation and public transport. The focus of the discussion will be on the impact of Covid-19 on public transport.

Day 2: Friday, 19. March 2021

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.

Day 3: Saturday, 20. March 2021

Feminism & traffic turnaround


Rebecca Peters

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.

Investment offensive for the environmental network – public transport summit now!

Workshop EN

Mira Ball

We have had enough auto-mobile summits, now we want to talk about the environmental network (cars, busses, bikes). In September 2020 FFF, ver.di, BUND, BUNDjugend, VCD, attac, EVG, Changing Cities, Campact and Naturfreunde presented their collective position paper for the environmental network and have since been fighting for a public transport summit. With growing numbers of supporters, we would like to discuss our ideas about the mobility transformation and make plans on how to reach our goals.

Joining a ride: matrix and the passenger-ticket


Yan Minagawa, Robin Weidner

At this event you will learn about the "Mitfahrscheibe", a ticket or disc similar to a parking disc that informs other people whether you offer lifts or carpools. We will talk about the carpool infrastructure over the last years and discuss its future potential as well as "Packages of Action".

Voluntary traffic turnaround-networking: example of the German Railway Customer Association


Frank Böhnke

Formation and foundation of the DBV and examples of successful and failed projects of the voluntary work in the area of mobility.

Public transport after Covid-19


Martin Schiefelbusch, Niklas Hoffmann

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of local traffic users has decreased and the public transport had to face financial penalties. Even though studies have shown that the risk for a Covid-19 infection in public transport are overrated, measures for making public transport more attractive will have to be taken. We will discuss the future of public transport and the need for certain measures.

Passenger appreciation: the inner and outer design of public transport vehicles


Stephan Kyrieleis

To attract more people to use public transport, it is not just about the price or offer of rides. Public transport needs a new, confident appearance. When looking at the outer designs of trains, we can conclude whether the customers are being valued or only seen as transport goods. The interior design and its color can make a difference considering the level of comfort of the customers. The costs are also low in comparison to the whole vehicle. We will look at practical examples and the various options, including art.

How public transport providers can increase vaccine access (EN)


Stewart Mader

Accelerating COVID-19 vaccination will advance a post-pandemic future in which transit can fully realize its promise. This session will highlight three ways that transit agencies can support vaccination for communities they serve, and explain how accelerating vaccination will help agencies better prepare for post-pandemic service.

Public Transport Slam

Cultural event

Written poetry and public transit – how does it work? Various writers show their talent by proving how that works! Some texts about public transit and some about quite different topics are presentet – about all and sundry and between. Pointed texting with a little extra!