Kreis Groß-Gerau (district), Germany

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agglomeration: 5,500,000
city: 271,403

Land area

453 km2

Population density

599 inhabitants/km2

The administrative district of Groß-Gerau is located in the south of the state of Hesse and is part of the Rhine-Mainagglomeration. Situated in the Upper-Rhenish Lowlands, it is bordered by the rivers Rhine in the west and Main in the north. Approximately one half of the area of the district has an agricultural land-use which is a higher-than-average share compared to the rest of the state. The economic base of the area, however, rather consists of automotive and chemical industries, IT/Software and logistics. An important locational advantage of the district is its vicinity to the financial metropolis Frankfurt as well as to the Rhine-Neckar-Region with its strong industrial base. Being situated right next to the international airport of Frankfurt and with five highways and several long distance railway lines crossing the area, the district of Groß-Gerau is perfectly accessible.

In the beginning of 2014, the county council enacted an integrated transport development concept for the whole administrative district, which was supported by a climate protection initiative of the Federal Government. As it was faced by several challenges like a high traffic volume with insufficient street capacities and the need for optimizing cycling and public transport networks, the district needed a concept and vision for tackling these problems. It was developed under the general objective to support means for climate-protection and rests upon the principles of social, ecological and economical sustainability. The plan comprises six fields of action, defining the scope for future mobility planning: Facilitating local mobility, informing about sustainable transport, improving connection and integration of the different modes of transport, promoting sustainable commercial transport and e-mobility, establishing sustainable mobility in organisational and planning processes as well as safeguarding and upgrading public transport. Since June 2018, a federally funded Climate Protection Manager has been helping us with the implementation of the Integrated Transport Development Concept, particularly in the areas of electromobility and mobility management.

Modal Split

Year 2008


Survey method:

MiD 2008




Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Franziska Knaack

Telephone: +49 6152 989 299
Email: deregionkreisgg
City website:
Political representative: Thomas Will , Landrat (Head of district government)

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