Hamburg, Germany

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Population

agglomeration: 5,300,000
city: 1,830,584

Land area

755 km2

Population density

2424 inhabitants/km2


Hamburg is the second largest German city and an autonomous city-state with more than 1,8 million inhabitants. It is the centre of the metropolitan region Hamburg which consists of more than 5 million inhabitants and focuses on a strong cooperation in regional development. Hamburg is well-known for having the largest and most important German sea port which ranks among the top 20 of the largest container ports in the world. As the city provides many popular sights, events and cultural offerings, it is one of the most famous touristic destinations within Germany with more than 5 million guests per year.
As the city is a logistic hub, it has a very good accessibility via road and train. Public transport is also well endowed with different means of transport: Six suburban trains, four underground lines as well as many bus lines serve as means for sustainable transport. Until 1978, there were also tram lines running in Hamburg. The reintroduction of a tram service was discussed several times, but never implemented. A specialty of Hamburg is that some ferries running on the river Elbe are also part of the local transport association and can be used with normal tickets for public transport.
Hamburg’s transport and mobility issues are currently organised in the mobility program 2013 (‘Mobilitätsprorgamm 2013’) which provides perspectives for the period until 2020-25 and sets out general goals for a continuous mobility planning process. The main aspects within the program are to improve accessibility, also in order to secure global trade, to promote means of public transport (e.g. by upgrading the city’s bus system), to enhance mobility management, to support e-mobility and to establish a culture of continuous mobility planning. The program also aims at a better integration of mobility planning with sustainable spatial and settlement development.
As a result of phase one of Hamburg's sustainable urban mobility plan, the guidelines 'Mobility in Hamburg' ('Mobilität in Hamburg - Ziele', Drs. 21/7748) were adopted in early 2017. This document sets out the general vision and binding goals for Hamburg's future transport. The next milestone within the process will be the translation of these goals into specific actions.

Modal Split

27
15
22
36
Year 2017

Source:

representative household survey

Year

2017

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
28
12
18
42
Year 2008

Survey method:

Representative household survey

Year

2008

Population (2008)

1,735,663

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
28
12
18
42
Year 2008
27
15
22
36
Year 2017
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Anke Koller

Telephone: +49 40 42841-3574
Email: hamburg.deAnke.Kollerbwvi
City website:http://www.hamburg.de
Political representative: Michael Westhagemann, Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Interested in SUMP

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