Task 4-Bremen Best Practices


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Discussion of the important sustainable best practises at Bremen,Germany focusing on the aspect of Transportation as the heart of living which is not about having great technology but all the solutions being integrated into a syenergy manner

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Task 4-Bremen Best Practices

  1. 1. SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN Bremen Best Practices
  2. 2.  The City Municipality of Bremen a Hanseatic city in Northwestern Germany  A commercial and industrial city with a major port on the River Weser, Bremen is part of the Bremen/Oldenburg Metropolitan Region  2.4 million people  Bremen is the second most populous city in Northern Germanty and tenth in Germany  Bremen is some 60 km (37 mi) south from the Weser mouth on the North Sea.
  3. 3. SUSTAINABILITYAND INNOVATIONS IN BREMEN  There are many examples of sustainability being put into practice in Bremen  The city distinguishes itself through its dedication on the entrenchment of sustainability into daily life
  4. 4. Solar and wind energy play a great role as do numerous hybrid busses in the public transport system, the new hydropower station and Bremen’s title of "Capital City of Fair Trade". Sustainability is firmly established in the people of Bremen’s daily lives.
  5. 5. Economical Sustainability  Economical sustainability is largely due to the universities and research institutes of Bremen  The strategic and thereby long-term unification of education and research with commerce is a pillar of economic sustainability  Whether it’s the Technology Park surrounding the university, the House of Science or one of the many networking events – in Bremen there are many opportunities for the transfer of knowledge.
  6. 6. Innovation and sustainability for 2020  Bremen’s mission statement for 2020 accords to the motto Bremen! Liveable –Urban – Connected  Innovative and sustainable economic developments will play a crucial role on the way to the future
  7. 7. By 2020, Bremen would like to  Create the conditions in which expenditures for research and development in commerce and science can be increased.  Establish itself as centre of competence in climate protection, efficient energy production and renewable energy.
  8. 8. • A very energy and resource efficient alternative to urban sprawl European Dense City • Too many cars • Lack of Public space and place for greening • Parking a sensitive political issue Problems • Car sharing Solution
  9. 9. 1) CAR BOOKING & SHARING  Car booking can be done through call or online system  Various mobile points are available where the booked car can be collected from the nearest station (43 stations in total)
  10. 10. USING 1 INSTEAD OF OWNING 1 Reduce Parking Demand Reduce the cost of Housing
  11. 11. 700 private cars replaced by Car-sharing(3100 customers) The Bremen Car-Sharer shows a reduction of about 5 million kilometres driven less by car (per year) Increase the use of Public Transport and environmentally friendly transport Reduction of CO2 emissions of about 1.9 tons per year Improve environment qualities of cities
  12. 12. Till now 1500 cars are replaced By 2020,target is 20,000 car sharers REPLACING 6000 CARS
  13. 13.  Car-Sharing is a tool for sustainable and energy efficient urban development  It gives an alternative to car-ownership - and supplements the environmentally friendly modes of transport  It is a kind of 'mobility insurance' for cases when other modes are not sufficient  The integration into intermodal chains and into urban development is key factors of the further development
  14. 14. 2) ENHANCED ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY VEHICLES (EEV)  European emission standards for the definition of a clean vehicle.  The most severe exhaust emission standard for internal combustion engines issued to date.  Bremen worked on increasing environmental performance of heavy- and light duty fleet vehicles.  Economic incentives to switch to more environmentally friendly fuels were implemented
  15. 15. Journeys of Bremen Citizens  60 % sustainable modes
  16. 16.  Clean Diesel Buses  Since 2006, all new buses have fulfilled the EEV emission standard and now almost the entire fleet meets the EEV standard (Enhanced Environmental Vehicles)
  17. 17. Emission Bus Fleet Bremen
  18. 18. Clean cars  Compressed natural gas (CNG) - In January 2011, there were approximately 350 CNG vehicles that resulted in a 60% decrease in NOx emissions - Partnership with gas provider  Electric - Partnership with energy provider - Reduce the energy and emission of greenhouse gases - The silent and emission free brings new possibilities for improvement in quality of urban life.
  19. 19. Collective Transport (Public Transport)  Easy interchange between different Public Transport modes - buses - bicycle - taxi
  20. 20. Cycling – Individual Transport Modes  Current share of cycling, 26% (By 2020, target is at least 30%)  The bicycle is the ultimate zero-emission- vehicle  ‘cycle streets’ with priority for cyclists
  21. 21.  Infrastructure  Cycle parking with good bicycle racks (decentralised) ~ 2500 racks inner city  On-street bike racks
  22. 22.  Interchange / Bike Parking  Safe storage 3,000 bikes at Central Station  Bike-racks at all regional train stops
  23. 23.  Advantages - reduction of space for cars - better conditions for walking, cycling and public transit
  25. 25. Differences Between Train and Tram Systems TRAIN • Heavyrail transport system • Run on specialised track • Separated from traffic TRAM • Lightweight rail system • Run on lines that are part of the road • Share space with road traffic
  26. 26. TRAIN SYSTEM
  27. 27. Hauptbahnhof Main railway station in Bremen Hauptbahnhof is located to the north of Bremen city centre. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the city centre.
  28. 28. Advantages of Train System in Bremen Internet Travel Planner Public Transport Quality Standards Real-Time information Displays + announcements in vehicles Integrated ticketing(37 operators – 1 ticket) Punctual trains
  29. 29. Internet Travel Planner
  30. 30. Public Transport Quality Standards
  31. 31. Real-time Information
  32. 32. TRAM SYSTEM
  33. 33. Bremen Tramway Network  The Bremen tramway network is a network of tramways forming part of the public transport system in Bremen  The network is currently operated by Bremen Tramways Corporation  As of 2012, the network had 8 lines, extending over 114.6 kilometres (71.2 mi) of route (up from 110.6 kilometres (68.7 mi) of route in 2011)
  34. 34. Advantages of Tram System in Bremen Low floor vehicles Ease of access Efficient service Broad network
  35. 35. Low-floor Vehicles  Convenient  Handicapped-friendly
  36. 36. Ease of access
  37. 37. Efficient Service
  38. 38. Broad Network  Route length: 114.6 km
  39. 39. Conclusion  Sustainable transportation is a durable, adaptable and integrated transportation system that supports economy, preserves the environment and enhances our communities  Sustainability is not about having great technology but all the solutions being integrated into a syenergy manner
  40. 40. Thank You!