90% of the citizens of the country I live in own a car or have direct access to it. And that is no wonder, given that the worlds most successful car manufacturers are headquartered here. I am talking about Germany of course. A country that is home of brands like Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW…
The germans are proud of that fact and of course love their cars. And it’s easy to list some impressive numbers:
This is what it does and how it looks like.
It took a while but it is finally here. The German version of the corona tracing app is now available to download. Here is what it does and how it looks like.
The app has been published by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), which is an official health institute of the German government. The app has been developed by german tech giants like Deutsche Telekom and SAP.
The most important feature of any government issued corona app is the tracing of infection chains.
Can this global pandemic change our cities? Is there hope that we come out of this better than we went in? Looking at Berlin there is. At least a little. Here is what the german capital is doing to promote healthy modes of transport and tackling the question of how to ensure safe mobility for it’s citizens after the crisis.
If you follow the media here in Berlin you will read about this phenomenon: Popup bike lanes.
Sometimes it’s as simple as that: A yellow line on the road, some bollards that are normally used for construction on the road…