Lindau, Germany

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city: 25,411

Land area

33 km2

Population density

766 inhabitants/km2

Lindau (officially in German: Lindau (Bodensee)) is a major town and an island on the eastern side of Lake Constance (Bodensee in German). It is the capital of the Landkreis or county Lindau, Bavaria, and located near the borders of Austria (Vorarlberg) and Switzerland (St. Gallen and Thurgau).

Lindau is the most popular tourist attraction in the South of Germany. The gardens of Lindau are best in spring or summer blossom and summer is the peak tourist period. Lindau is famous for its architecture and outdoor attractions such as cycling, sailing, hiking, swimming and camping are also popular.

On 21 June 2017 the Lindau City Council approved unanimously the climate-friendly Mobility Concept of Lindau (KLiMo) after an extensive planning process. This Mobility concept has the same structure as the SUMPs; it aims on one hand to facilitate and promote urban mobility, and on the other hand, to diminish emissions in order to achieve a highest quality of life.

KLiMo serve as a guideline for the future development of traffic in the city of Lindau until around the year 2030. This SUMP sees itself here as an integrated traffic development plan, which takes into account the interests of all transport modes and groups of people in a balanced relationship. In the sense of holistic planning, not only the aspects of traffic management but also urban planning and the environment are taken into account, which are significantly influenced by traffic.

The KLiMo contains different Measurements going from expanding e-mobile transport, enhancing Public Transport; promote car sharing , improving the Bicycle and Pedestrian infrastructure and many more.

Modal Split

Year 2015

Survey method:

The Modal split was determinated for the first time in 2015, this graphic indicates the share of different modes of transport, including non-motorized modes and pedestrian trips, within the overall transport demand.




Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Telephone: +49 (0) 83 82 - 918-662
Email: deJaime.Valdeslindau
City website:
Political representative: Dr. Ecker, City Mayor

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

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