Studio Berlin, broadcast March 21, 2020: Pedaling toward a paradigm shift?

In this episode of Studio Berlin, we take a closer look at the city’s cycling infrastructure and Berlin’s mobility law. When the law came into effect in 2018, it was meant to mark a “paradigm shift” in the city’s transport policies. So where are we now?

A weekly bike demonstration on Kantstraße in Berlin Charlottenburg, where a cyclist was killed by a car driver in February. Photo by Sylvia Cunningham.

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Studio Berlin, broadcast March 21, 2020: Pedaling toward a paradigm shift?

 

In the first six weeks of 2020, five cyclists were killed in road traffic in Berlin, propelling cycling advocates to demand more protection for people on their bikes.

In this episode of Studio Berlin, we take a closer look at the city’s cycling infrastructure and Berlin’s mobility law. When the law came into effect in 2018, it was meant to mark a “paradigm shift” in the city’s transport policies. So where are we now?

Studio Berlin host Sylvia Cunningham is joined by Nikolas Linck, spokesperson for the German National Cyclists’ Association (ADFC) and Julia Jarass, who researches mobility and urban development at the Institute of Transport Research at the German Aerospace Center in Berlin.

Produced by Monika Müller-Kroll and Sylvia Cunningham with voiceovers by Benjamin Restle and Caleb Larson.

 

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