Sustainable Traffic Management: Freiburg, Germany<br />
Background Information<br />Freiburg is a city in Germany with a population of over 200,000.<br />In the early 1970s it wa...
5 Pillars of the Plan<br />Traffic Calming<br />Increasing Bicycle Use<br />Controlling Parking<br />Concentrating Traffic...
Pillar 1: Traffic Calming<br />City centre turned into pedestrian zone in 1973.<br />Cobbles on streets to slow traffic.<b...
Pillar 2: Concentrating Traffic<br />Using key roads to concentrate traffic (Bündelungsstrassen)<br />Diverting traffic aw...
Pillar 3: Limiting Parking<br />There is no free, uncontrolled parking in the city centre.<br />Parking is on a sliding sc...
Pillar 4: Public Transport<br />City promotes public transport including Trams, and has added new routes in recent years.<...
Pillar 5: Bicycle Use<br />City promotes bicycle use.<br />More than 500km of interconnected bicycle lanes.<br />More than...
Indicators of Success<br />From 1967 to 1997 people using cars on a regular bases fell from 63% to 40%.<br />4,000 fewer c...
Possible Exam Question<br />Describe a sustainable strategy of transport management in a city in the EU that you have stud...
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    1. 1. Sustainable Traffic Management: Freiburg, Germany<br />
    2. 2. Background Information<br />Freiburg is a city in Germany with a population of over 200,000.<br />In the early 1970s it was a city with major traffic problems.<br />
    3. 3. 5 Pillars of the Plan<br />Traffic Calming<br />Increasing Bicycle Use<br />Controlling Parking<br />Concentrating Traffic<br />Public Transport<br />
    4. 4. Pillar 1: Traffic Calming<br />City centre turned into pedestrian zone in 1973.<br />Cobbles on streets to slow traffic.<br />30 km per hour speed limit on residential roads<br />
    5. 5. Pillar 2: Concentrating Traffic<br />Using key roads to concentrate traffic (Bündelungsstrassen)<br />Diverting traffic away from city centre and the most scenic location (Bank of the River Dreisam)<br />
    6. 6. Pillar 3: Limiting Parking<br />There is no free, uncontrolled parking in the city centre.<br />Parking is on a sliding scale to encourage commuters to park and ride from the outskirts.<br />
    7. 7. Pillar 4: Public Transport<br />City promotes public transport including Trams, and has added new routes in recent years.<br />Monthly travel card for entire city and surrounding districts available cheaply.<br />
    8. 8. Pillar 5: Bicycle Use<br />City promotes bicycle use.<br />More than 500km of interconnected bicycle lanes.<br />More than 5,000 parking spaces for bikes in city centre.<br />At many junctions bike have priority.<br />
    9. 9. Indicators of Success<br />From 1967 to 1997 people using cars on a regular bases fell from 63% to 40%.<br />4,000 fewer cars using the city centre each day (even though population increased).<br />70% of local journeys are made using trams.<br />3,000 km of public transport lines. <br />
    10. 10. Possible Exam Question<br />Describe a sustainable strategy of transport management in a city in the EU that you have studied. Evaluate its success. <br />[8 marks]<br />

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