"This is great, thanks for the links and tips!
Its very inspiring to see what initiatives are popping up all over the continent. However, I live in the UK and it seems these developments are much slower here and with much more resistance. Even…"
Did you know that in many countries there are national and local associations promoting car-free living?!In Hamburg for instance, the Verein autofreies Wohnen in der Stadt gathers together households that want to live without cars and negotiaties with the city on car-free quarters to be built for people who don't want to have cars around their house. Three quarters have been built already and a fourth is presently in the planning stage.…See More
How do we build sustainability and quality of life through housing? This group considers design and construction, energy consumption, shared spaces, air quality, community initiatives, reduction of consumption and waste management.See More
"I have used it and it worked very well, much better than in any other city. It's not only the renting system but also bike lane and bike&bus lane system that is very advanced in comparison to other cities of that size."
"Does anybody know similar agencies or attempts in other countries that promote explicitely local and/or domestic travelling?
I have at least one in mind: "Fahrtziel Natur" (Destination Nature) is an initiative of Deutsche Bahn, 3 German…"
"If buses cannot follow their time tables, we should make buses faster or smoother and not finnish the timetables. Nobody is obliged to read the timetables but for those who read them they are quite often really useful."
"Do you the Hasselt case closer? Has it reduced car traffic to a measurable extent? Has the city implemented other measures to reduce car traffic? What are the costs of the free public transport (e.g. per inhabitant per year)?"
"This looks really interesting. And would be really interesting if it turned into reality as many systems of this kind have just been planned so far. Would also be interesting to calculate the material footprint per passenger kilometre of this kind…"
"What about prices? Have they developed the pricing system, too? In nearly all cities of Finland, there is a huge need for developoing an attractive price system for the buses. Day tickets, groups tickets, non-personal monthly tickets, etc. I like…"
"Has anyone ever tried out car2go in Ulm? The idea sounds interesting. With bikes it's working in many cities already but I think it's interesting that a car-maker like Daimler starts to develop this kind of concepts. Probably they are…"
"In terms of parking space this looks really nice, especially when comparing it to the city monsters driving around. But in total I am not sure if a car-based city mobility system can have a sustainable future. What do you think?"
The final conference of SPREAD Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 will be held on November 26-27 2012 in Brussels.
The findings of the SPREAD 2050 project will be showcased and discussed during the two day conference. It is a possibility to hear the first hand results of the SPREAD 2050 project. Emphasis is on how the findings can be turned into action.
You have a chance to influence how the conference…