Cottbus/Chóśebuz , Germany

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Population

city: 100,148

Land area

165 km2

Population density

607 inhabitants/km2


With almost 101,000 inhabitants (2017), Cottbus/Chóśebuz is the largest city in Lower Lusatia (Niederlausitz) and the second largest city in the state of Brandenburg. Cottbus/Chóśebuz is located in the southeast of the state of Brandenburg, a predominantly rural region on the middle Spree between the Lusatian border wall in the south and the Spreewald in the north. Completely surrounded by the district of Spree-Neiße, the independent town of Cottbus/ Chóśebuz is part of the regional planning community Lausitz-Spreewald.

As a traffic intersection Cottbus/Chóśebuz has regional and supraregional importance. South of Cottbus, the federal motorway A 15 runs between Poland and the triangle Spreewald (A 13/ Dresden - Berlin). The two federal roads B 169 and B 168 lead through the city as well as the B 97 on the eastern outskirts. The superordinate road network is supplemented by several state roads.

Cottbus/Chóśebuz is the most important railway intersection in the rail-bound local passenger traffic for South Brandenburg and offers as a "zero intersection" within a short period of time transfer possibilities between most regional traffic lines. Overall, this service can be regarded as sufficiently attractive.

Five long-distance cycle paths run through the city:
• Fürst-Pückler-cycle path
• Tour Brandenburg
• Spree-cycle path
• Niederlausitzer Bergbautour (Lower Lusatian mining tour)
• Gurkenradweg (cucumber cycle path)

Modal Split

32
18
11
39
Year 2013

Source:

SrV 2013

Year

2013

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
25
22
12
41
Year 2001

Source:

City of Cottbus

Survey method:

Representative household survey

Year

2001

Population (2001)

101,671

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
25
22
12
41
Year 2001
32
18
11
39
Year 2013
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Sven Koritkowski

Telephone: +49 355 612 4134
Email: desven.koritkowskicottbus
City website:http://www.cottbus.de
Political representative: Holger Kelch, Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • INTERREG II

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists. (Available only in GE, "Integrierter Verkehrsentwicklungsplan 2020" in original language)

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