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Update on Speed Limits

Date: 2019-11-15 Tags: Politics, Germany, Traffic, Liberty

Just a small update on speed limits on expressways: While in Germany a general speed limit of 130 km/h has been rejected in parliament1, the Netherlands now have passed a law setting a general speed limit of 100 km/h during the day to combat too high nitrogen oxide emissions.2 (note that that’s no climate gas, but harmful for people, animals and plants). The prime minister called it a “rotten measure” but necessary.

Oh well.

Speed Limits on Autobahns

Date: 2019-10-12 Tags: Politics, Germany, Traffic, Liberty

The autobahn A45 in Dortmund-Oespel and the road sign for “all restrictions lifted”.

In Germany the discussion about an introduction of a general speed limit on freeways has rekindled. Again. Should it be introduced or not?

Frankfurt am Main

Date: 2019-10-08 Tags: Photography, History

The “Alte Oper” (old opera) in Frankfurt am Main.

Over the weekend I went on a trip to Frankfurt am Main. For the first time in a while, I took some time to take some photos with my camera and some turned out quite well.

E-Scooters

Date: 2019-09-27 Tags: Politics, Environment

E-scooters lying on a sidewalk.

Electrical kick scooters are conquering cities around the globe. They are fun, practical and environmentally friendly – allegedly, that is.

My New Blog

Date: 2019-09-26 Tags: Meta

It took quite some time and tinkering, but now the first version of my new blog is ready. It’s far from finished at this point, but it works well enough. I’m looking forward to writing down my thoughts about politics, science and more here. We’ll see whether I’ll be able to keep up regular posts.

You can find more information about me and this blog on the about page.