The “Handbook for Civic Participation in the Transport Sector” has been developed by the German Ministry for Transport to facilitate participation processes in transport planning:

German: handbuch-buergerbeteiligung.pdf (

English: manual-for-good-public-participation.pdf (



The Sustainable Urban Transport Project offers a multilingual publication series which is complemented by technical documents, case studies, as well as photo and video galleries on urban mobility. For further information visit:


The mobility concept is about more than just traffic movement. Mobility is equally concerned with the range of activities offered within an individual’s radius of action. Given equal transportation access, a city with proximate land uses has greater mobility than a sprawled out urban area. If we wish to safeguard mobility for the long term, workplaces, homes, schools, markets and other activities must be built close to each other. Read more on how to increase mobility with less traffic:

Transport | Noise | Umweltbundesamt

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