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The project "Neue Mobilität Berlin" shows exemplarily, how the car sharing Act, effective from September 2017, can be applied with two car sharing sites in Tauroggener Strasse and a temporary action and communication area on Mindener Strasse (until 30th September 2017). This enables local authorities to increase the availability of car sharing by redesigning parking spaces into car sharing locations.

Within the scope of the project "Neue Mobilität Berlin", the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf wants to test the application of the car sharing Act on the Mierendorff-ISLAND and in the Klausenerplatz-Kiez. A parking space for car sharing, rentable electro cargo bicycles, bicycle sharing or similar shall be provided for each demonstrably abolished car. The conversion of 1% of existing parking spaces, according to a traffic simulator of the TU Berlin (FG traffic system planning and traffic engineering), gives a noticeable relief of the park situation in both model areas. Studies by the city administration of Munich and Vienna show that one car sharing vehicle replaces up to six private cars. An important indication of how the problem of space can be reduced in growing cities and its related constantly increasing parking pressure.

Between 28.08.-10.09.2016 different room and mobility offers were provided in the model areas Mierendorff-ISLAND and Klausenerplatz-Kiez - for more quality of stay in the city. Those car parkers have made it possible who were willing to park their car at a location within reach of increased effort for the duration of the action weeks.

In this way, they created space for the temporary conversion of the parking areas, without any parking spaces being dropped or additional parking pressure being created in the neighbourhood. More importantly, they let themselves in for trying their own mobility for two weeks without their own car.
There were two parking spaces for car sharing per model area, to ensure the availability of automobiles for the ones who moved their vehicle to a different parking space.

In addition, the action weeks had been prepared in both neighbourhoods by local residents and entrepreneurs in three public meetings. Ideas for improving mobility and urban life have been developed and implemented, when in accordance with the rules governing the use of public space.

Upon request by local residents, Jenny Wieland (BVV member, BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN) asked on 15.09.2016 at the City District Council Assembly of Charlottenburg: “May the garden lounge remain in the Mierendorff-Kiez?”. The related request was passed to the Committee on Urban Development and adopted at its meeting on 25.09.2016 as well as in the follow-up of BVV on 15.12.2016 without amendments.

No, this seating / garden lounge was developed according to the desire of the residents for more life quality in public street space. This need had been worked out in 3 public events on the Mierendorff-ISLAND (2016) and satisfied with the garden lounge to be the best way forward. Such a participatory process can have completely different results elsewhere. We assume that each district is confronted with different challenges and that there will also be alternative approaches for more mobility and togetherness in the neighborhood.