This is Europe

The Drive for Green Mobility

Episode Summary

Having pledged to make Europe climate neutral by 2050, how exactly will the EU achieve this grand ambition? Stories from Europeans collaborating to reduce our carbon footprint.

Episode Notes

In the German city of Bremen, the local government has worked with an Interreg project encouraging locals to ditch their own cars for simply hiring one when they need it. Counting over 20,000 users so far, project coordinator Rebecca Karbaumer tells us how the scheme has managed to remove over 6,000 privately owned cars from the city’s streets, lowering its carbon footprint while improving locals’ quality of life.

Meanwhile, in the Austrian town of Graz, local Mayor Jakob Frey has been encouraging his citizens to go car free for years. He explains how, thanks to a recent Interreg project, his efforts have now gone further, building ‘multimodal mobility hubs’ for residents where they can bike, bus or car-share wherever they need to go.

Also, we hear from Philipp Rode, Executive Director of LSE Cities, about what city mayors, town planners and urban citizens need to do to bring our cities into the 21st century as hubs of high quality, sustainable living.

Participating programmes: North Sea Region and Central Europe

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Produced by Max Bower. A Tempo & Talker production.