Ludwigshafen, Germany

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Population

city: 175,700

Land area

77 km2

Population density

2270 inhabitants/km2


Ludwigshafen is one of the three major cities in the European Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region and at the same time the largest city in the region of Palatinate. As one of the major centers of the region, Ludwigshafen has attractive employment opportunities and is home to important global companies. The city is conveniently located on the federal motorways 6, 61 and 65 as well as on the Rhine. One of the major traffic challenges with regard to the road infrastructure is the renewal of two central ailing highways. This renewal can be an opportunity for a change of behaviour in traffic and contribute to a stronger promotion of the environmental network.

Ludwigshafen also has numerous different railway stations, but also benefits from Mannheim's main railway station, which is an important access point for the entire city region to national rail traffic and is only a few kilometres away from the city. In addition, there is an urban railway network in the entire Rhine-Neckar region that connects the various cities with each other. Within the city, public transport is supplied by numerous tram and bus lines.

In addition to the road and rail infrastructure, the Rhine, one of the most frequented waterways in the world, is also of great importance for the city of Ludwigshafen. With the Rhine port, the city has the largest and most efficient ports in Rhineland-Palatinate as well as one of the most important inland ports in Germany.

The city deals with these numerous different traffic challenges with the general traffic plan from 2005 and the master plan Green-City, which can be updated as a SUMP.

Modal Split

26
12
15
47
Year 2013

Source:

Mobilität in Städten - SrV 2013

Year

2013

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
21
15
17
43
Year 2002

Survey method:

Representative household survey

Year

2002

Population (2002)

162,436

PT
Walk
Bike
Car driver
Car passenger
21
15
17
43
Year 2002
26
12
15
47
Year 2013
PT
Walk
Bike
Car
Car driver
Car passenger

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Thomas Lappe

Telephone: +49 621 504 3130
Email: dethomas.lappeludwigshafen
City website:http://www.ludwigshafen.de
Political representative: Klaus Dillinger

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • ERDF (2017 - 2019)   (show/hide more information)
    The project \"Climate-friendly employee mobility - analysis and conception of future forms of design\" examines user-oriented solutions for the switch to climate-friendly means of transport.

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists.

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