Multi-modal Integrated Traffic Management
in the Hamburg Metropolitan Area
Dr. Wolfgang Grimme
Chief Administrative Officer, Pinneberg County
A strong Region with great people
Hamburg – the gate to the world
The Hamburg Metropolitan Area
Where do we start – some facts and figures
- One Region, one Public Transport Authority (HVV founded
- Stake holders: 3 states, 7 counties
- Operating Companies: 35
- Passenger per year: 618 Million
- Fare Revenue per year: 530 Millioen
- The public transport systems covers 9000 sqkm and 3,3 Million
- Basic principle: One ticket, one fare, one quality, one standard
Where do we start …?
Metropolregion Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein highway authority
Source: City of Hamburg,
Coming infrastructure projects even exceed the present problems
Reconstruction of the Noise protection Extensive highway extension
old Elbe tunnel tubes (A 7) project (A 7) projects (A 7 and A 23)
Reduced capacity during the construction phase
Increasing traffic congestions
Increasing environmental pollution
Result: Negative effects on residential and commercial areas
The legal limits of 2010 of air pollution are exceeded already by now
Selected results of the analysis of NO2 measurments in the City of Hamburg in 2007
(according to EC standard)
Average Maximum No. of hours
Place of measurment Source of emission Type of annual level level per hour exceeding
location in µg/m³ 1) in µg/m³ 2) the legal level
Hamburg Sternschanze urban area background 30 160 0
Hamburg Veddel urban area background 40 213 1
Hamburg Tatenberg suburban area background 18 96 0
Hamburg Flughafen Nord urban area background 22 120 0
Hamburg Bramfeld suburban area background 17 87 0
Hamburg Blankenese-Baursberg suburban area background 17 106 0
Hamburg Neugraben suburban area background 16 102 0
Hamburg Wilhelmsburg urban area background 29 111 0
Hamburg Billstedt urban area background 31 132 0
Hamburg Billbrook urban area industry 31 137 0
Hamburg Finkenwerder West urban area industry 22 132 0
Hamburg Finkenwerder Airbus rural suburban area industry 20 134 0
Hamburg Stresemannstraße urban area traffic 65 243 18 62%
Hamburg Kieler Straße urban area traffic 58 198 0 44%
Hamburg Habichtstraße urban area traffic 61 256 18 53%
Hamburg Max-Brauer-Allee II (Straße) urban area traffic 72 213 4 79%
Hamburg Billwerder II rural suburban area traffic 30 156 0
The legal level from January 1 2010 on is 40 µg/m³.
From January 1 2010 on there are only 18 hours p.a. allowed exceeding the legal level of 200 µg/m³.
Source: Umweltbundesamt, 2008
Several general climate master plans were already settled
City of Hamburg and
City of Hamburg and
Climate protection Hamburg climate
activities of the
activities of the protection concept
Pinneberg County (DS 18/6803 dating 20070821
(DS 18/6803 dating 20070821
Connected Urban „Schleswig-Holstein ––
Development (CISCO) active environmental
Part of Clinton Global Initiative protection“ (action plan)
protection“ (action plan)
Part of Clinton Global Initiative
SUN Hamburg is a practical solution …
road congestion …
by transfer into
public transport …
… in a connected urban development!
by an integrated optimization of
independently controlled processes
… using common technical devices.
Traffic management to reduce environmental emissions.
Tracking from origin to destination including all modes of transport
Understanding and optimizing transportation capacity as a grand total
total capacity Hamburg area = capacity road + capacity public transport
Quellen: www.bildarchiv-hamburg.de, HVV
Integrated problem analysis and selection of measures
problem analysis selection of measures systems
influence on road
use public transport
Optimized project approach by combination with existing programs
• The integrated traffic management approach is built on
existing base projects and the data interchange device
of the Hamburg Verkehrsverbund
• It connects the base projects to a sound system with
an integrated overall conception.
Consequences and conclusions:
• SUN will be established step by step.
• At first every base project shall be realized
independently from one another.
• The functionality of every base project is
independent with limited reciprocal interactions.
• The project partners are selected independently, too.
Widely on the basis of
practically proven components!
Straight realization by a pilot project in the Pinneberg county
Pilot project in the
Pinneberg county because …
• Starting point was an activity
of Pinneberg county;
• Wide Political support on all levels
of decision making;
• Exemplary but only partly critical
in the Metropolitan area;
• Realization urgent with regard to
the A 7 extension plan;
• First coordination with
public transport authorities
With support of all partners in the Hamburg Metropolitan area
Federal States / Counties / Cities
Public transport authorities
→ with financial support of
the first project stage
There do we go … !
Thank you very much for your kind attention!