Flensburg Files News Flyer 5 September 2012

There were a lot of events that happened while I was on hiatus for a few weeks, two of which were spent back in Flensburg and the surrounding area with my family. Most of the events have a zero at the end of each number, marking some events that should not have happened but they…
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Copenhagenization: The Contagion That Could Change The Way We Think Of Bicycles

Here’s a pop quiz for you to consider before you read the column further: What is  Copenhagenization and who thought of the idea to begin with? When I first heard of the term Copenhagenization, it was during the time I was teaching the city planners English at the university and the crew at CNN and…
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Flensburg Files News Flyer- 17 September 2011

Some wild and unexpected events have occurred in the past couple days will raise your eyebrows as the Flensburg Files presents you with its batch of News Flyers. While some are not surprising as the events have been plastered on the international level (but in short blips), others-especially in Thuringia and Schleswig-Holstein reveal examples of…
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More Trains And More Space, Please!

  Here is a sight that I hope that I will never see again: An ICE train departing Hamburg enroute to Copenhagen becomes overcrowded the second the doors open. You try and find a seat you had reserved at a train station in Jena three weeks before, only to find that it is occupied by…
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Thanks For Telling Us How To Drive, (….)!

It is a site that none of us wanted to see after 2008, the year of the economic collapse. At about this time last year, we were dealing with $4 a gallon gas in a time span between Easter and Labor Day, with some cities dealing with prices at or over $5/gallon, like Chicago, New…
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