Nowadays big cities are facing many complex problems. One of these is mobility. Berlin has more than 3 million people and extends across 800km2. How can we ensure sustainable, affordable and efficient mobility?
All these questions, and others, will be addressed in this session from two diferent but complementary approaches. On one hand there will be a civil society organisation which works for a better and more sustainable city, and on the other hand, there will be a member of the Bundestag who works for the same goals from the institutions.
Alexandra Meyer, Speaker Changing Cities / district Berlin
She has a communication background. Alexandra worked for Deutsche Welle for a long time and then gained experience in event management and marketing. She became active within the Berlin bicycle referendum because the traffic situation in the city annoyed her very much and she believes that with the participation of civil society, a change can be brought about.
Stefan Gelbhaar, MP Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Spokesperson for Urban Mobility and Cycling and Spokesperson on Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Stefan is a lawyer who grew up in (East-) Berlin. As co-leader of the Berlin Greens from 2007 on he became involved in actions against the extension of the inner-city motorway A100. 2011-2017 he was a member of the Berlin parliament and spokesperson for the Greens on public transport, cycling and pedestrian traffic, also for media and internet policy. The Berlin Mobility Law of 2018 (first of its kind) prioritizes cycling and pedestrians and was a major part of his work. Stefan is now member of the federal parliament and focusses on urban mobility and the shift from car-centered to human-centered financing and planning of infrastructure.
Evelyne Huytebroeck, Committee Member of the European Green Party (Belgium)
Evelyne is member of the Brussels Parlement and local councillor in Forest one of the 19 municipality in the Brussels region. She is member of the environment and urban planning commissions in the Parlement.