Facts and figures - Mobility in the City - Berlin Traffic in Figures

Characteristics of mobility

traffic participants

On average, each Berliner makes three journeys per day, and in the process spends about 70 minutes in traffic. An interesting figure is that the proportion of journeys on foot in Berlin is almost as high as that of journeys covered by car.

It is clear that inhabitants demonstrate different traffic behaviors depending on where they live in the city. Inhabitants of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Mitte districts make more journeys on foot than the inhabitants of other districts; for cycle traffic, the highest proportions are found in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and Pankow districts; for public transportation, Lichtenberg and Marzahn-Hellersdorf; and for road vehicles, Reinickendorf and Spandau.

Traffic behaviors depend on several factors. Forward-looking traffic planning and policy can create suitable basic conditions to guarantee mobility and the most environmentally friendly transportation possible.