Where mobility and sustainability go hand in hand
Karlsruhe – the place to be
In fact, intelligent transport solutions are so much a part of Karlsruhe’s DNA, it has declared itself a city of mobility transition. The ongoing aim is to make urban space more attractive for pedestrians, particularly in the city centre, while also promising good connections for cars and public transport, and meeting the needs of cyclists too.
Here, Karlsruhe has achieved inspirational results with the so-calles “Kombilösung”. The tramway, which previously ran above ground, has been relocated into a tunnel. At the same time, a further tunnel allows car drivers to travel easily through the city centre under ground, providing welcome relief from traffic jams, noise and emissions. This large-scale project means improved quality of life thanks to less travel congestion, along with improved public transport connections – a perfect illustration of smart urban planning!
Yet there are also many other examples of projects that make Karlsruhe a model city in terms of sustainability and mobility: for example, the city continues to invest in its image as a cycling paradise - through cycle highways as well as attractive city routes. Meanwhile, local research institutions such as the FZI are working on autonomous shuttles for the last mile. In Nordstadt, a new district is to be built on almost 30 hectares, creating a model neighbourhood based on sustainable mobility and green energy supply. KVV's regiomove app ensures intelligent intermodal networking of all modes of public transport, as well as car and bike sharing.