Kiel, Germany

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Population

city: 247,132

Land area

119 km2

Population density

2083 inhabitants/km2


The city of Kiel is the capital of the federal state of Schleswig Holstein with 247,132 inhabitants (September 2019) and an area of 118.65 km². Situated by the Baltic Sea, it is the northernmost major city in Germany and forms the end point of the 95 km long artificial waterway "Kiel Canal". The Regiopole Kiel extends in a horseshoe-shaped around the natural harbour Kieler Förde, which is an important seaport on the Baltic Sea. The Kiel economy is strongly characterised by its medium-sized structure. Kiel is an important service location, including a strong IT sector. The service sector accounts for 78.5 % of all employees in Kiel.

As a location for important shipyards, machine factories, and other industries such as IT/office machinery production, the port is considered to play a particularly important economic role for ferry and cruise shipping. The CAPT bin Kiel project has now attracted attention throughout Germany. The concept of a mobility chain with driverless ferries and buses is developing into one of the most important cooperation projects between science, industry, and society.

The city has developed and implemented various mobility strategies, including in 2008 the transport development plan for the period until 2020 as a guideline for the further development of the transport system. In the context of the current debate on the mobility turnaround, the VEP ("Verkehrsentwicklungplan", in English "traffic development plan") is currently being updated in the topic area of mobility and local public transport. The state capital of Schleswig Holstein has commissioned a basic study on this. The "Mobility Master Plan for the Kiel Region" and the "100 % Climate Protection Master Plan" focus on forward-looking goals and strategies. Since 2011, work has been underway on the development of a pedestrian route axis and a children's route concept required by the VEP in order to systematically promote pedestrian traffic and gradually reduce the backlog demand.

Modal Split

30
22
10
38
Year 2018

Source:

SrV 2018

Year

2018

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
24
17
12
47
Year 2009

Survey method:

Representative household survey

Year

2009

Population (2009)

238,281

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
28
21
10
41
Year 2008

Source:

Sonderauswertung zur Verkehrserhebung ,Mobilität in Städten – SrV 2008‘ Städtevergleich Dresden, im November 2009

Survey method:

Representative household survey one due date per household (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday). all HH-members PAPI (paper and pencil interview), CATI (computer aided telephone interview) and CAWI (computer aided web interview).

Year

2008

Population (2008)

242,600

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
19
14
13
54
Year 2001

Source:

City of Kiel

Survey method:

Representative household survey

Year

2001

Population (2001)

238,049

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
19
14
13
54
Year 2001
28
21
10
41
Year 2008
24
17
12
47
Year 2009
30
22
10
38
Year 2018
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Christian Stamer

Telephone: +49 431 901 2249
Email: dechristian.stamerkiel
City website:http://www.kiel.de
Political representative: Ulf Kämpfer, Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • INTERREG \ (2009 - 2012)   (show/hide more information)
    The cycling cities of Flensburg, Kiel, Middelfart, Esbjerg, Kolding and Svendborg have joined forces in this INTERREG 4A project. The project aims to promote cycling in the 6 Danish and German cities in the region of Southern Denmark Schleswig-K.E.R.N. and to positively influence CO2 emissions, health and traffic problems.

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists. (Available only in GE, "MASTERPLAN MOBILITÄT KielRegion" in original language)

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