Saturday, 1. October 2022, 10:00, Brussels

For a real transport turnaround – cycling, walking and public transport after the pandemic and in times of rising living costs

Public Panel

Interpretation: German, English
10 a.m. Address of Welcome: Anna Schroeder, Head of Office, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels
10.15 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. Public Panel discussion
During the pandemic, it became clear which employees really keep our society running - for example, those working in public transport. It also showed how quickly infrastructure for cyclists can be expanded at the local level when the political will is there. The worsening climate crisis, the war in Ukraine and the crisis of the rising cost of living show: we need affordable and ecological mobility for all, in our cities and in the rural areas: with much more cycling, walking and public transport - to enable social participation for all people and to achieve energy efficiency and climate justice in the transport sector. The city of Brussels is currently setting an example, showing how cycling and walking can be prioritized and how, little by little, individual neighborhoods are becoming more livable. In Belgrade, on the other hand, public transport lines are currently being rebuilt in order to favor rich parts of the city and literally cut off other parts. The initiative "Berlin Autofrei" is fighting for a referendum to free the inner city from car traffic within the S-Bahn-Ring of Berlin.

During the public panel discussion, we would like to discuss with you and our panelists:

  • What strategies do we need to use to achieve more cycling, walking and public transport in the modal split?
  • What political alliances are needed to achieve this?
  • What concrete demands are being made by transport change initiatives, trade unions and political parties?

with:

  • Cristina Tilling, Head of Land Department, European Transport Workers’ Federation, Brussels
  • Ludwig Lindner, Berlin Autofrei, Germany
  • Zoran Bukvic, Streets for cyclists, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Leila Lahssaini, député bruxelloise du PTB, Brussels, Belgium

Facilitation: Manuela Kropp, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels

We are looking forward to welcoming you at our public panel discussion. Please register by sending an e-mail to: manuela.kropp@rosalux.org

Contact: Manuela Kropp, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels, manuela.kropp@rosalux.org

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels
Rue Saint Ghislain 62
1000 Brussels