Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Germany

Five Key Lessons From Europe’s Vision Zero Success

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Cross-posted from the Vision Zero Network From the moment that Vision Zero began capturing attention in American cities, we’ve heard many admiring references to its success in Europe, particularly in its birthplace of Sweden. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to research those experiences and their lessons for the growing number of American communities working […]

Explaining the Psychological Appeal of Rail Over Buses

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An often-remarked-upon phenomenon in the transit world is the preference, perceived or otherwise, for rail over buses. But this tendency has not been well understood. A pair of recent European case studies delved into this issue, and their findings help illuminate the psychology behind what many have observed. In the first study, set in Germany, […]

New German Community Models Car-Free Living

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The Vauban Department of Transportation gets to work. Schritt Tempo: Walking Speed. Freiburg, Germany is a place you need to know about if you are interested in models for reducing automobile dependence. Here is a great story by Isabelle de Pommereau from Wednesday’s Christian Science Monitor: FREIBURG, GERMANY: It’s pickup time at the Vauban kindergarten here at the edge […]