Author Archives: Christa Moeller

About Christa Moeller

Journalist and Speaker of the Hamburg Green 60plus, member of the German Board of Green seniors and die European Board of Green Seniors

More mobility for older people in Hamburg

Recently, the Hamburg-based Green 60plus had a video conference with the State Working Group on Transport and Traffic –and our Green Transport/Traffic Senator Anjes Tjarks took part of it. The main topic was the Green 60plus bus paper – but atfirst there was an introduction by Christa Möller to age-friendly city and mobility: What we want in general are: well-lit footpaths and wide cycle paths, longer traffic light phases, e. g. by individual chips that extend the traffic light phases, plans for fully accessible walks, age-friendly benches that are not only in parks, but on the dailypaths, accessibility in transport, no stumble traps on the trails, but footpaths, which are regularly upgraded and a free HVVcard upon voluntary by giving back the driver’s licence. You can find our paper – in German- with the specific wishes for barrier-free, age-appropriate bus rides here: https://www.gruenealte.de/bus-10-punkte-plan/ The traffic senator sees many of our points already or soon implemented. What is still missing in our view is enough space for rollators and bicycles in the bus. Bicycles are important for older people, if they are not able to cope with part of the routes so well and drive a bit by bus, then continue cycling. We learned that the introduction of an anonymous prepaid card, which can be used to pay at vending machines on the bus, is being planned. We are also working on a special check-in and out offer that is billed via an app and always automatically calculates, which ticket is the cheapest for the journey to make. In our opinion, the question of communicating with the drivers of busses has not yet been solved. There is a camera in the bus, but when someone with a walking disability enters the bus, that is not enough. Drivers often go too fast because they don’t notice the problems. This would be for example … Continue reading

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Invitation to a videoconference on the UN world seniors day

Invitation from Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, Green 60plus, Hamburg to a videoconference about age-friendly cities and communities. Dear all, I would like to invite you to a very special conference with top-class speakers. Conference-language will be German. We want lively … Continue reading

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8-point plan for age-friendly local public transport

Traffic-Notes from Chris in Germany: In Hamburg, the group Green 60plus is discussing their wishes for the equipment of the new generation of buses in local public transport. This is our plan – what do you think? How about the public … Continue reading

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Corona update from Finland and Hamburg

Short report from Reino from Finland: “In fact the corona situation is quite good but the authorities are very much afraid about the second wave. Finland has almost isolated itself with the request on the maximum number of infections (8) … Continue reading

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Corona-Update from Sweden, Austria and Germany

Our Vice-chairwoman Vivianne Gunnarsson is very sorry about the corona-situation in Belgium and other European Countries and says about Sweden: “I am sorry to learn about the Belgian situation and many others. Still in the midst of the sorriness I … Continue reading

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ENGS Position Paper for EGP Skopje

Ensure participation for the elderly in the corona pandemic and break through social isolation  The corona pandemic is particularly hard on the elderly. They represent the largest risk group for serious and deadly courses of the virus infection. Therefore the … Continue reading

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Hamburg has a coalition agreement – good for elderly people!

Elections were just taking place in Hamburg – and now the Greens rule together with the Social Democrats. The coalition agreement has just been passed. With many good points for the older generation. The contract has over 200 pages, the … Continue reading

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Corona: Call for Convention on Europe Day

The European Green Seniors decided today, on Europe Day 2020, the following declaration: We see it as our political responsibility to express our collective concern at this time of the tragedy that has hit us all. COVID19 virus has hit … Continue reading

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Mistakes in Finland and uncoordinated exit in Germany

New informations from our ENGS Members in Germany and Finland Christa from Hamburg According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the number of infections in Germany is developing positively. “The number of reported infections continues to fall. This is very … Continue reading

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Seniors in europe in times of corona

Our members of the board of green seniors actually all wanted to meet in Skopje in May – now it looks like we’re going to meet digitally. And we exchange ideas regularly to hear how everyone is doing in the … Continue reading

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