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Mobile for the Climate in Rostock!” - The Climate Action Day for all ages

Rostock

Detailed description of the Good Practice

The European Mobility Week, sustainable mobility, climate change and alternative energy were the keywords of the Climate Action Day “ Mobile for the Climate in Rostock” in September 2011. This event was organized by the Office of Environmental Protection in cooperation with the Working Group “Climate Protection and Mobility”.

climate change
transport
awareness raising

Objectives of the Good Practice

to organize the Climate Action Day to attract the attention of the public to the use of bicycles

Participants of the Good Practice

The Rostock Working-Group “Climate Protection and Mobility” is composed of representatives of Deutsche Bahn AG, Rostocker Straßenbahn AG, Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad Club (ADFC Rostock) and employees of the Office of Environmental Protection and of the Office for Civil Engeneering and Port Construction.
The prizes of the

Target group of the Good Practice

citizens of Rostock

Funding of the Good Practice

Union of Baltic Cities

More Details of the Good Practice

The Climate Action Day was focused on the most pollution free means of transport - the bicycle. Many activities were offered to the public. The young visitors tested a energypower- bicycle if they could bring water to boil only by using pure muscle power. The adult visitors were delighted by testing a Pedelec (electric bike). Afterwards everybody had the opportunity to encode its own bike by the local Road Patrol. A special highlight for making a good deal was the large auction of bicycles. Also the urban public transport operator presented its new hybrid bus and explained the environmentally friendly hybrid drive to all interested ones. The results of a feasibility study on the vision of a “Bike Station at the Rostock Central Station” were presented and discussed in a panel discussion with politicians and stakeholders. Therefore additionally 400 parking areas at the most important traffic junction of Rostock could be created by the Bike Station. Also a workshop, safe-deposit boxes and a loading station for electrical bicycles should belong to the service.
Impressive services for bikers
The Hanseatic City of Rostock took part in the Climate Alliance action “City Cycling“ already for the second time. In contrary to the last year Rostock could triple the number of participants as well as the covered distance by bike. In 2011 more than 370 members in 27 teams covered a distance of more than 47.000 km on their bikes and saved in contrary to car ride 7 t CO2. The best cyclists and teams were awarded by the Hanseatic City of Rostock
During the afternoon two bicycle competitions were awarded with prize money and gifts: “City Cycling” and “Rostock Bicyclefriendliest Enterprise 2011”. The “Rostock Bicycle-friendliest Enterprise” in year 2011 is the engineering company WASTRAPLAN. The jury was especially impressed by the service for the employees riding bike (repair shop, showers, covered bicycle parking) of the company. By now, there is already a fixed green insignia at the front of the office building, which shows that the company is the bicycle-friendliest one in 2011.
A big stage, a professional presenter and live music from a schoolband set the frame for the interesting stage programme. Next year the Hanseatic City of Rostock will organize a public Climate Action Day again.
The Rostock Working-Group “Climate Protection and Mobility” is composed of representatives of Deutsche Bahn AG, Rostocker Straßenbahn AG, Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad Club (ADFC Rostock) and employees of the Office of Environmental Protection and of the Office for Civil Engeneering and Port Construction.
The prizes of the actions “City Cycling” and the competition “Rostock’s Bicycle-friendliest Enterprise 2011” were financed with prize money of the Union of Baltic Cities. In 2011 the Hanseatic City of Rostock won a prize money in the amount of 2000 € in the competition “Bike to Work” offered by UBC Transport Commission.

Available files

Contact details

Amt für Umweltschutz
Abt. Immissionsschutz, Klimaschutz und Umweltplanung
Holbeinplatz 14
18069 Rostock
www.rostock.de/umweltamt
Mr. Steffen Nozon
steff en.nozon@rostock.de
Tel.: + 49 381 381 7328
Mrs. Ilona Hartmann
ilona.hartmann@rostock.de


Data sources and references

Baltic Cities Environmental Bulletin 2/2011