Sustainable Transport - Freiburg Germany

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  • Created on: 02-05-14 19:41

Changing Policy

  • restricted car use in Frieburg
  • increased accessibility by non-motorised modes
  • banned cars from downtown and providing parking garages along a ring road at the fringes of the car-free zone
  • Expansion of the light rails system
  • traffic calming measures in all residental neighbourhoods to 30km/h
  • discourage through traffic in residential areas
  • limited long-term parking and charge motorists higher parking fees
  • Home zones - streets with speed limits set at 7km/h
  • traffic priority for pedestrians, cyclists and children
  • car sharing programs for residents
  • The city has banned all car-dependent big-box retailers such as home improvement stores, furniture stores and garden centres
  • 30 priority locations fro small retail businesses - keeps trip distances short and local accessibilty on foot and by bicycle
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Improving Public Transport

  • Expanding and upgrading the light rail system - add four new lines
  • Runs solely on electricity generated by wind, solar and water power
  • Public transport is faster and more reliable because it gets traffic signal priority
  • An attractively priced, unified ticketing system for trains and buses called the Environmental Ticket. it offers bargain fares and unlimited travel in the region
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Promoting Bicycling and Walking for Short Trips

  • expanded network of separate bike paths and lanes - cyclists can ride between virtually any two points in the city
  • Cyclists use half of the city's 120 one-way streets in either direction
  • Increased bike parking - figure has almost tripled
  • pedestrianisation and establishing friendly neighbourhood centres
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Restrictions on Car Use

...disincentives to use cars...

  • Parking garages are relegated to the periphery of the city, thus forcing motorists to walk or take public transport to access their cars
  • Parking reserved fro residents only and requires a special permit
  • On street parking in commercial areas of the city becomes more expensive with proximity to the centre
  • Buildings have reduced parking requirements for cars and increased parking for bikes
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