Traffic Today:

Increasing environmental damages.

Land use and sealing.

Shrinking mobility.

Source: urbanmobilityberlin - fossil fuel traffic
Source: urbanmobilityberlin - fossil fuel traffic

 

 

Nowaday's transport systems are dominated by individual traffic and a huge addiction to cars - still mainly driven by fossil fuel energy.

Traffic jam on highways and in cities, not only during rush hour and vacation time, lead to stop-and-go traffic and halt.

Reduced mobility.

 

At the same time, environmental impacts are increasing. Traffic regulations up to complete driving bans are the answer to particulate pollution in the cities and other pollutant emissions.

Increasing pollution.


Traffic yesterday: emission free, based on renewable natural resources.

Traffic tomorrow?

Horse carriages in Victorian London
Horse carriages in Victorian London
Xavier Velhan - Horse carriage installation
Xavier Velhan - Horse carriage installation

Sustainability in transportation of goods and people

Source: Maringotte Mt. St. Michel
Source: Maringotte Mt. St. Michel

The knowledge and acceptance of horse drawn vehicles is growing slowly, but steadily.

Especially in France there is quite a large number of communities working with this environmental friendly concept - horse based school busses,  tourist transportation and shuttle services.

In Germany, horse drawn vehicles are mainly seen in leisure and sport, but there are a few communities using them in public transport tasks.

In rural areas of new EU member states the use of horse drawn wagons is still building the fundament of their existence. But it is threatened by their societies imitating a model of motorised life style, supported even with EU money.