Dresden, Germany

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Population

agglomeration: 750,000
city: 557,000

Land area

328 km2

Population density

1698 inhabitants/km2


Dresden is the capital of the Federal State of Saxony and its second largest city. It is not only the political center of the federal state but also an important cultural and economic hub for the whole region. In contrast to many other cities in Eastern Germany, Dresden is growing, hence increasing traffic volumes can be expected. The growth can, inter alia, be explained by the city’s strong economy. Dresden mainly hosts companies in the fields of microelectronics, IT and biotechnology. Around 250.000 people work in the city, but only 203.000 of them live there, inducing much commuter traffic. The city is an important transport node in Eastern Germany which makes it easily accessible. It is connected to major highways, railway lines and has an international airport. Local public transport is served by three suburban train lines, 12 tram lines, 27 bus lines, as well as three ferries crossing the river Elbe and two cable cars. The 1990s after the reunification were marked by a sharp increase in individual car transport and planning at that time focused mainly on the provision and upgrading of road infrastructure. However, the negative effects of motorized traffic became increasingly obvious, urging the city to adopt its first transport development plan in 1994. As first step towards a SUMP, the city of Dresden developed a mobility strategy in 2007 and subsequently adopted its new transport development plan in November 2014, in which the mobility strategy is integrated. Dresden`s first SUMP 2025plus follows the concept of SUMP in almost every aspect, from a strong commitment to sustainable mobility and high quality of urban life, to broad citizen and stakeholder participation, integration of all relevant related planning schemes and continuous monitoring and evaluation. The scheme effectively links up urban development, infrastructure planning, mobility management and traffic management. The Dresden SUMP is furthermore going to be supplemented by several detailed concepts, such as strategies for cycling, walking and commuting.

Modal Split

27
12
22
39
Year 2013

Year

2013

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
22
16
21
41
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)

512,546

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
24
12
20
44
Year 2003

Year

2003

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
24
12
20
43
Year 2001

Source:

City of Dresden

Survey method:

Representative household survey

Year

2001

Population (2001)

517,052

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
25
10
21
44
Year 1998

Year

1998

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
28
8
24
40
Year 1994

Year

1994

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
28
8
24
40
Year 1994
25
10
21
44
Year 1998
24
12
20
43
Year 2001
24
12
20
44
Year 2003
22
16
21
41
Year 2008
27
12
22
39
Year 2013
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Dr. Matthias Mohaupt

Telephone: +49 351 488 34 50
Email: deMMohaupt2dresden
City website:http://www.dresden.de

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

 

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