Bonn, Germany

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Population

agglomeration: 1,005,000
city: 327,919

Land area

141 km2

Population density

2326 inhabitants/km2


Bonn was the provisional capital of Germany between 1949 and 1990 and the seat of the federal government until 1999. Since then, many ministries and capital institutions moved to Berlin. Nevertheless the city has maintained a strong economy as it is headquarter for the two DAX companies Deutsche Post and Deutsche Telekom. Furthermore, 19 organizations of the United Nations are located in Bonn. The city is located in close vicinity to the fourth largest German city Cologne. The common airport is located between Cologne and Bonn and offers many global flight connections. Furthermore, the city is connected to several high speed railway lines and offers good highway connections.

Public transport within the city is served by 8 tram lines and 48 bus lines. There are several suburban trains connecting the agglomeration to Bonn with plans for future expansion by building new stations and implementing higher train frequencies. Promoting sustainable means of transport are central issues in the current transport development plan (VEP) which formulates perspectives until 2020. The plan takes into account all relevant transport modes, but especially formulates far-reaching measures for the improvement of the cycling infrastructure (including fast cycling lanes and parking facilities), in order to foster the bike as a means of urban transport.

The local authorities already tried out mobility management measures successfully: In the numerous neighbourhoods with less dense housing structures and poor access to public transport, bike and pedestrian transport are intended to be intensified.
Other innovative measures, such as mobility management for companies as well as a routing system for trucks are going to be implemented as well.

Modal Split

14
27
17
42
Year 2017

Source:

Mobilität in Deutschland, http://mobilitaet-in-deutschland.de/publikationen2017.html

Year

2017

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
28
12
14
46
Year 2008

Source:

Infas, Mobilität in Deutschland

Survey method:

Representative household survey

Year

2008

Population (2008)

317,949

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
25
17
16
32
10
Year 1999

Source:

Socialdata

Year

1999

Population (1999)

324,000

PT
Walk
Bike
Car driver
Car passenger
25
17
16
32
10
Year 1999
28
12
14
46
Year 2008
14
27
17
42
Year 2017
PT
Walk
Bike
Car
Car driver
Car passenger

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Dirk Delpho

Telephone: +49 (0)228 77 2520
Email: deDirk.Delphobonn
City website:http://www.bonn.de
Political representative: Ashok-Alexander Sridharan , Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

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