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Day 1: Thursday, 18. March 2021

Public Transport & Sustainable mobility transition for everyone

Keynote EN

Mark Wege

In this keynote, Mark Wege, founder and one of the speakers of Einfach Einsteigen, the organisation behind this event, will tell the story of Einfach Einsteigen, how it is intertwined with the idea ÖffiCON, the Free Hanseatic city of Bremen we live in and their ideas on how to make a successful sustainable mobility transition that works for everyone.

Day 2: Friday, 19. March 2021

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.

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.

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?

Day 3: Saturday, 20. March 2021

Beneficial financing for the public transport infrastructure in cities


Oliver Mietzsch

Here, we illustrate a beneficial financing concept for cities’ railbound public transport systems. The implicated participation of this concept aims to cover the expenses for developing and extending the street infrastructure or rather municipal supply and disposal infrastructure (BauGB, laws of municipal taxes of the federal states). A significant difference to usual means of collecting taxes for this purpose is, regarding the current financing situation, that in terms of public transportation, there is no common use of it like in street infrastucture and that people are not forced to use (i.e. through follow-up fees).