Traffic concepts for the city of tomorrow

Today’s city offers its inhabitants many advantages: Employment opportunities are high, and access to health, education, entertainment, culture and the arts is usually better than in rural areas. Companies are also attracted to the city to gain access to global production networks, knowledge and skilled labour. However, this success puts pressure on urban infrastructure and transport. In 2017, drivers in Hamburg spent an average of 44 hours in traffic jams. Transport is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases. While production, leisure and living will overlap more and more in the city of tomorrow, new ideas on mobility and transport will become more and more critical in order to meet the diverse needs.

How should we rethink transport concepts to meet the mobility needs of citizens, and how can they contribute to solving urban challenges?

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Timm Leinker
Luca Wettlaufer