The Quartier Vauban is a car-free neighbourhood in Freiburg (Germany), and is recognised as a highly liveable and sustainable district:

Quartier Vauban: Sustainable District in Freiburg – Case Study – SUTP


The city of Bremen is promoting active citizen participation in local transport policies and planning. The “Bremen bewegen – Move Bremen” initiative aims to inform and involve citizens in the formation of the Transport Development Plan 2025. Find out more here (DE only):

Verkehrsentwicklungsplan Bremen 2030 | Der Verkehr in Bremen 2030 (

Die Senatorin für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Mobilität, Stadtentwicklung und Wohnungsbau – Fortschreibung des VEP (


Reliable data on mobility behaviour is essential to effective planning decision-making. Mobility surveys are conducted regularly in Germany. Learn more here:

BMVI – Mobilität in Deutschland (MiD)

Homepage — Mobilität in Städten – SrV — TU Dresden (

BMVI – Deutsches Mobilitätspanel (MOP)

Fact and Figures

Did you know that in Germany:

  • German cities and regions are actively involving citizens in transport planning
  • Pavements and cycling paths have mandatory design standards

Cities for Mobility (Stuttgart 2016, tba)

10 Principles of Sustainable Urban Mobility