Before getting down to the nitty-gritty of the bicycle city, building officer thomas beese spoke at the first meeting of the new mobility senate about basic principles of mobility in bamberg. His status report was meant to be a kind of handover. Because the topic of traffic development is now in the hands of the second mayor jonas glusenkamp (grunes bamberg). At the end of the meeting, there were a number of resolutions to make the city more bike-friendly. At the beginning, glusenkamp had a "good tone of interaction in the senate, which must always be characterized by mutual respect", reminded.
In his report, beese reminded us, among other things, of the goals of the bamberg traffic development plan. This also includes the reduction of the share of car traffic in the city of bamberg from more than 40 percent (2015) to 25 percent by 2030. "So even then, many people will still be able to drive a car." The building officer referred to the limited space in the city. On the fact that there is no basic right to parking spaces in the city. And on the importance of the bicycle for many bambergers. Of course, the city does not only have bicyclists in mind.
Beese’s new citizens’ initiative "bamberg.Together.Mobile" the fact that the children’s movement has little to do with children became abundantly clear. When the image of a corona demonstration appeared in his presentation, he immediately explained that he did not want to equate these movements with each other. And yet he also sees the danger of "obscure fellow travelers" in the mobility discussion. This was opposed by city councilors martin pohner (FDP) and andreas triffo (BBB), who were both among the first signatories of the BI."This is not right. We also want to improve the quality of life in the city, but what we do must be accepted and recognized by all citizens, underlined triffo. Pohner noted a "remarkable autobashing on the part of the administration" firmly. It is good and important that people who are of a different opinion also organize themselves.