Early in 2015, many in the livable streets and bicycling world got wind that Hambrug, Germany was going to make its city center car-free. Tturns out that wasn't true. Joe Baur went to Hamburg and asked three advocates why. It's still a puzzle as to how the rumor got started.
Joe Baur states, "Basically nobody had any idea what I was talking about. One of my initial contacts said that the story was started by a British journalist who obviously got the story wrong and then every other outlet from there just picked up the story without fact-checking. The only thing anyone agreed on is that they wish it was a true story."
Joe Baur is at vimeo.com/joebaur & youtube.com/joebaur