Building blocks in the city‘s transport policy
Since the city built its first pedestrian zone in 1973, Freiburg‘s transport policy has been dominated by the unspectacular but steady development of coordinated building blocks.
- With new lines, scheduling frequency and passenger comfort, the old tram system evolved into a modern city railway system that today serves almost all the major districts of Freiburg. Around 70% of all residents live near a stop.
- In 1970, there were hardly any cycle paths. Today there is a dense network of cycle paths, extending to some 420 km in length, which is continually being expanded and also includes especially attractive routes where cycling take precedence.
- Bike parking, signposting and a cycling map, alongside marketing activities aimed at cyclists, underpin this approach. Large parts of the city have been designated as pedestrian zones and completely redesigned. This upgrading work in urban areas will continue over the next few years.
- Pedestrians and cyclists also benefit from comprehensive trafficcalming measures in residential areas: 90% of Freiburg‘s residents now live on roads that have a speed limit of 30 km/h or lower.