What do you think makes your city liveable?
Is it mandatory to recycle at home? Do you have to separate your waste?
Is the environment taught at school?
The city has a fabulous subway and tram system that can get you just about anywhere you need to go in a lot less time than ittakes to try to maneuver a car down the narrow, clogged streets. We only use our car for trips out of the city or for shopping excursions that we know won't easily make it back on the train...like a visit to one of the 4 Ikeas in Berlin!
Are plastic bags banned?
No, but as everyone must pack their own groceries and the plastic bags at the supermarkets cost from 10 - 25 cents most people carry a cloth shopping tote, have a baby-buggy shopping bag or take a backpack with them to shop.
Cycling lanes in your city? Pedestrian-only zones?
Is smoking banned in public places?
How "arty" is the city?
Thank you, Sheri! That is a lovely introduction to Berlin. I haven't been to Berlin, but it definitely looks like a green city of culture - you would never find the graffiti in Singapore (graffiti artists will most likely be disciplined)!!