Facts and figures

Mobility in the City - Berlin Traffic in Figures

A forward-looking traffic policy has the task of creating a sound framework for mobility that is compatible with the city and the environment. The basis for this is the most detailed possible knowledge of data and facts concerning Berlin traffic.

The booklet "Mobility in the City - Berlin Traffic in Figures" provides for this purpose a wide-ranging survey. Tables, diagrams and maps clearly describe the status, developments and consequences of traffic in Berlin.

With 342 cars per 1,000 inhabitants Berlin has a remarkably-low rate of motorization compared to other large cities. More journeys are made in the city centre with public transport, on foot or by bicycle than by car. This is also a consequence of continuous promotion of pedestrian and bicycle traffic as well as public transport in Berlin over a number of years.

The introduction of the environmental Green Zone in 2008 together with noise abatement measures have contributed towards reducing the adverse effects of car traffic and enhancing the quality of life of all inhabitants of Berlin.

The new "Stadtentwicklungsplan Verkehr" (Urban Development Plan: Traffic) sets the course for continuation of successful, modern traffic policy in Berlin. It defines goals and formulates strategies for traffic policy. It takes account of new trends and behavioural patterns against the backdrop of demographic development and other general conditions of large city transportation.

The presented data serves as an indicator for the realization and success of traffic policy goals. Now in its fifth edition - with a new, more readerfriendly appearance - it provides an informational basis for political decision-makers and at the same time is available to interested members of the public as well as to the business and scientific communities.