It was, as so often. The announced Chaos, the city worked, how you know them: to some extent. Berlin in the strike of the transport companies – this was a close trajectories in the S, a bit longer on roads and cycle paths, not much more irritable and aggressive than usual. The people were, and were arming themselves with patience, showed understanding, remained cool. So this is for metropolis residents.
But that is the reason for the Berlin Serenity in the strike is hardly. Apart from the fact that a couple of hours without the Bus and metro are a little different than a few weeks without garbage collection in Naples, accustomed to the inhabitants of this town to a certain degree of dysfunctionality. This applies to the traffic, this applies to authorities, for what is elsewhere called the public order. Bridges which are locked over the years, wedding dates, you should book, if one has just fallen in love, garbage dumps on street trees – one takes it with a shrug of the shoulders, and some consider it a part of the much-vaunted liberality of the city, scientific tagged with "dit is Balin" or "eat Berlin" or "isso".
How big is the expectation of the policy?
Thus, the policy is Yes. From the Chancellor it is expected that it solves crises, the Minister of transport, one person is right because of its toll-fetishism, its speed limit phobia, or his pleasure at the fine dust. But someone interferes with a school Senator, who has not managed in eight years in office, the raise notoriously bad level schools in Berlin?
Or transport policy: the 100,000 bike riders demanded in time for the election in 2016, a bike-friendly transport policy. The Green understood the mission of the coalition – and? The first Radschnellweg it should be in 2024. Quickly it went in the traffic management only when the Senator wanted to get rid of the man in terms of Cycling policy something other than the usual snore-pace was impossible; the speech by state Secretary Jens-Holger Kirchner. Not to mention the public housing. Or an airport, its not the opening of a month-to-month costs millions of euros.
Since it is a question of the expectation of policy, whether one speaks of Serenity, or of capacity for suffering. The latter does not have to be for big-city residents who are also taxpayers, to the basic attitude. Who leaves Berlin (reluctant of course), you can find, for example in Vienna or Tokyo, in the night street repairs to be made. Here, by contrast, congestion on the city highway fill due to a pothole during the day, traffic news, construction site barriers, erlangen Museum, maturity, and Work at the Ernst-Reuter-Platz in Charlottenburg, the length is worth track documentation.
What was actually different, as Berlin is already a population of four million had its biggest weekend of pleasure was a walk through the Grunewald? Should have worked in the city, with its systems and structures at the time better? To put it differently: How about Berlin, when the urban systems and structures of power would be capable of, such as in Vienna or Tokyo? Gorgeous? Arrogant? Priceless? I can't stand it?More about
BVG strike in the Blog train and bus service is up and running again, largely as usualSilvia Perdoni Jörn Hasselmann Ingo Salmen Nantke Garrelts
he prefers isso? In any case, can then be with the announced Chaos, flexibility and talent for improvisation.