Hamm, Germany

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Population

city: 180,535

Land area

226 km2

Population density

798 inhabitants/km2


Hamm is an independent city in North Rhine-Westphalia and conveniently located at the intersection of the Ruhr area, Münsterland and Sauerland. The city is easily accessible via the road network, in particular the federal motorways 1 and 2, as well as the main railway station in Hamm. The central station Hamm is one of the big German railway junctions and of great importance for the city and the region.

For a long time, the city was home to Europe's largest marshalling yard and freight yard. Hamm is a large green city with a flat topography, extensive green corridors and watercourses and good conditions for cycling. In addition, Hamm is characterised by a densely built-up city centre with a high share of local mobility, but also by many suburbs with a dominant share of motor traffic. Within the city there is an extensive bus network and there are also various regional bus connections to other cities in the region.

However, not only road and rail traffic is of great importance for Hamm, but also waterways. The city is the end point of the Datteln-Hamm Canal and there are several harbours in the city area. These different modes of transport lead to many different challenges for the city.
The "Transport Master Plan", which was drawn up in 2010, forms the current basis for transport development planning and thus the solution approach for the various challenges. The Master Plan is continuously updated through traffic reports. The last traffic report dates back to 2018. From 2020, a new "Masterplan Mobility" is planned for which, among other things, comprehensive local mobility concepts for all urban districts are to be drawn up.

Modal Split

17
19
8
44
10
Year 2016

Source:

Household survey

Year

2016

PT
Walk
Bike
Car driver
Motorcycle
Car passenger
11
17
11
61
Year 2008

Survey method:

Representative household survey

Year

2008

Population (2008)

182,459

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
11
17
11
61
Year 2008
17
19
8
44
10
Year 2016
PT
Walk
Bike
Car
Car driver
Motorcycle
Car passenger

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Carsten Gniot

Telephone: +49 2381 17 4114
Email: hamm.degniotstadt
City website:http://www.hamm.de
Political representative: Hunsteger-Petermann, Lord Mayor

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists. (Available only in GE, "Masterplan Verkehr 2007" in original language)

Updated once every two years in the form of transport reports.

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