Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Population

agglomeration: 5,700,000
city: 736,400

Land area

248 km2

Population density

2969 inhabitants/km2


Frankfurt am Main is the centre of the Rhine-Main agglomeration and the fifth largest city in Germany. The city is well known as an international financial centre. Numerous financial institutions – among these the European Central Bank – reside here. Many of them are located in one of the skyscrapers in the inner city. The skyline is a unique feature in Germany and thus an important touristic destination. Furthermore, Frankfurt counts to the wealthiest European cities as it hosts many large national and international companies and thus offers a lot of employment opportunities.
Because of its economic strength, Frankfurt is known to have the largest quote of commuters in Germany. Moreover, the city is a European transport hub as it hosts one of the biggest and most important European airports and has an excellent accessibility by train and car. There is also a dense public transport network: Nine suburban trains connect the city with the region; furthermore nine underground railways, ten tram lines and many buses support public transport in the city area. On the local level, public transport is coordinated, monitored and and put out to tender by the public transport association traffiQ (non-identical with the actual service companies running the transport system), which is a unique organizational structure among cities in Germany.
In the context of the application for becoming the “European Green Capital”, Frankfurt is currently working on a mobility strategy setting out strategic aims and recommendations for future sustainable urban mobility. The strategy should serve as a political framework for future planning and financial decisions. Based on general trends facing the city, a first overview on risks and chances was given in a working paper in spring 2014. Congestion, emissions and financing public transport were named among the risks, while chances were seen in new transport technologies and trends like e-mobility and car-sharing. Apart from current plans for the mobility strategy, transport planning is based on the transport development plan of 2005.

Modal Split

30
13
23
34
Year 2013

Year

2013

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
30
13
23
34
Year 2008

Source:

Sonderauswertung zur Verkehrserhebung ,Mobilität in Städten – SrV 2008‘ Städtevergleich Dresden, im November 2009

Survey method:

Representative household surveyone due date per household (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday).all HH-members PAPI (paper and pencil interview), CATI (computer aided telephone interview)and CAWI (computer aided web interview).

Year

2008

Population (2008)

670,170

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
30
13
23
34
Year 2008
30
13
23
34
Year 2013
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Jens Wöbbeking

Telephone: +49 (0)69 212 33304
Email: deReferat66A.1stadt-frankfurt
City website:http://www.frankfurt.de
Political representative: Klaus Oesterling, Head of department for transport

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Interested in SUMP

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