Bild: A new spirit of sustainability: Bochum, the bicycle city., Comment: Fundamental change: Is Bochum willing to be a green city?

Bochum was famous for coal mines, steel manufacture and later on for its car industry. Now, the city is restructuring once again and disassociates itself from the old automobile image. But are politics, city administration and local societal players willing to initiate a post-car future with modern infrastructure for bikes, e-bikes, green spaces, clean public transport and a reduction of cars in the centre? The answer is yes, and no.