Monthly Archives: November 2009

Money Side to Transportation

Being a New Yorker I almost started laughing after reading this article about fare hikes here in Hamburg, considering the past year’s worth and beyond of budget woes for the MTA.  Starting the 1st of January 2010 the price for a one way within the entire HVV zone is going up Continue reading


Why We’re Still Struggling

Two articles reporting on relatively similar things.  The first being the one from the Hamburger Abendblatt (in German,) reporting that a third of Germany”s automobile commuters could imagine that in the relatively near future they would get rid of their car, or at least leave it at home.  Then this article in the New York Times, reporting about how some people in the U.S. are willing to think about living without a car, but with more emphasis on what a difficult time car dealerships and manufacturers are having and how and when we’ll be back to record breaking numbers of car purchases.

First though, a bit of a run through on things I found interesting in the Hamburger Abendblatt article.  The statistics aren’t necessarily so indicative of the situation in Hamburg.  Continue reading