Alfter, Germany

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Population

city: 23,940

Land area

35 km2

Population density

683 inhabitants/km2


Alfter is a suburban municipality located at the western border of Bonn, the former German capital. The city consists of five districts and is located close to a natural preserve and the foreland to the Eifel Mountains. Alfter is part of the landscape project “Green C” which established a network of routes connecting cities in the area around Cologne and Bonn for leisure purposes. The city furthermore hosts a private university of applied sciences. The economy is largely characterized by agriculture. As many inhabitants commute from Alfter to Bonn, the city has a good connection via a suburban train line. This line was expanded in 2016 in form of a new station in one of Alfter’s five districts. Furthermore, two highways cross the town.
In 2012, the Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Transport of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia organised a competition (in cooperation with the local transport association VRS) for cities to get subsidies for implementing mobility management strategies. Within this competition, Alfter was chosen as a model and therefor received subsidies and consulting services for three years (2013-2015) to develop a mobility concept in form of a SUMP which meets the local needs and formulates future measures and actions in mobility and transport.
One year after starting the project the local government already started to implement some measures. These included electric vehicles for those who work for the municipality, infrastructure planning for a new suburban train station as well as building new facilities for park-and-ride as well as bike-and-ride. The elaborated mobility concept of Alfter has 34 different topics and 5 superordinate fields of action. These fields of action seek to serve as a strategic basis for mobility planning in Alfter throughout the next years. The mobility concept of Alfter was elaborated by an interdisciplinary team with experts from different administration departments. It is flexible and open for new topics and measures. The city of Alfter has already started realising some projects, for example measures regarding safe ways to school, more space for children or parking management.
The strategy which was developed in the last years should serve as a best practice for other municipalities on how to successfully implement mobility management in cities.

Modal Split

29
9
38
17
Year 2009

Year

2009

PT
Walk
Bike
Car driver
Car passenger
29
9
38
17
Year 2008

Source:

http://www.rhein-sieg-kreis.de/imperia/md/content/cms100/buergerservice/aemter/amt_61/mid_2008_bonn_rhein-sieg-kreis_praesentation_final.pdf,

Survey method:

MiD 2008

Year

2008

PT
Walk
Bike
Car driver
Car passenger
29
9
38
17
Year 2008
29
9
38
17
Year 2009
PT
Walk
Bike
Car driver
Car passenger

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Sabine Zilger

Telephone: +49 (0)228 6484138
Email: desabine.zilgeralfter
City website:http://www.alfter.de
Political representative: Dr. Rolf Schumacher

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Interested in SUMP

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