The Dresden Mobility Strategy - From Infrastructure Planning to Mobility Planning
The new conditions of the past decade mean traffic planning has also become a central focus of strategic social decision-making. The "Dresden Mobility Strategy" is known in many German cities as an approach to face these challenges. It consists of the four pillars of urban development and traffic, traffic infrastructure, traffic management and mobility management. Especially the latter is a relatively new method to accommodate present-day issues. The aims of mobility management are:
- to harmonise mobility rather than simply manage traffic
- to co-operate with traffic "generators"
- to create solutions
- to encourage the use of more environmentally-friendly modes of transport
- to relieve traffic peaks
- to reduce costs and preserve resources
These targets may only be attained through co-operation with the traffic "generators" however. A good example in Dresden is the company Infineon/Qimonda: through mobility management measures, the percentage of (car) commuter traffic was reduced from 68% to 55% within 10 years, constituting 12 million km less travelled by car each year. The travel costs of those involved in the scheme could be reduced by 325 Euros per person and year, as well as 400 kg less CO2 emitted annually by every individual, which amounts to 2,500 tons for the 6,200 staff.
Concept and documents
The environmental report 2001-2004 (3.7 MB)