Bielefeld, Germany

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Population

city: 340,000

Land area

258 km2

Population density

1300 inhabitants/km2


The city of Bielefeld, which has around 340,000 inhabitants, is characterised by a densely populated centre and partly rural outlying districts. The Teutoburg Forest divides the city in two and is a bottleneck for traffic. The city is connected to the national road network via the federal motorways A33 and A2, which is of particular importance both for commercial traffic and for the high number of daily commuters in and out.

With the Ostwestfalen-Damm (B61), the city also has an inner-city expressway. The main railway station is connected to the regional and supra-regional rail network and is also served by ICE connections to the Ruhr ar-ea and Hanover. Public transport in the city area is provided by four light rail lines and 77 bus lines. Currently, a new local transport plan as well as a city-wide bicycle transport concept are being prepared.

Modal Split

17
18
14
51
Year 2017

Source:

City of Bielefeld, Department of Traffic, household survey on mobility in Bielefeld 2017

Survey method:

Household survey

Year

2017

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
15
15
16
54
Year 2010

Survey method:

Representative household survey

Year

2010

Population (2010)

323,270

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
15
15
16
54
Year 2010
17
18
14
51
Year 2017
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Patrick Kühn

Telephone: +49 521 51 3816
Email: depatrick.kuehnbielefeld
City website:http://www.bielefeld.de
Political representative: Pit Clausen, Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists.

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