"Piazza Zenetti" – redesign at the cattle yard celebrated with a neighbourhood banquet
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"Piazza Zenetti" – redesign at the cattle yard celebrated with a neighbourhood banquet

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Model Quarters for Sustainable Urban Electromobility in Munich & Hamburg

Urbanization and continuous economic, population and traffic growth require new ideas and solutions.
City2Share - a cooperative project in the German Environmental Ministry (BMUB) Renewable Mobility subsidy program - is an Inzell Initiative project, connecting multimodality, urban electromobility, autonomous driving, carsharing, logistics and increasing quality of life in the urban space in a completely new approach. By means of participation, concepts and solutions and their effects will be discussed and implemented with citizens, residents and retailers. > more

Focus Target „Technology“

Autonomous driving, electro mobility and car sharing services shape the concept of tomorrow's mobility and the city of the future, because these services offer great potential for ecologically, economically and socially sustainable individual transport in cities. While e-vehicles reduce noise and exhaust emissions as well as the need for fossil fuels, car sharing contributes to reducing car density in urban areas. Autonomous vehicles can also increase road transport efficiency and make it accessible to all sections of the population as an affordable means of mobility.

Due to technological development, innovative approaches to mobility can be further expanded and efficiently networked with one another. E-car/bike sharing and parking and routing services help to reduce city traffic and thus make it more compatible for people and the environment.

Parking search traffic is responsible for 30% of inner city traffic - mostly parking search traffic is caused by missing information. Sensors installed in the road space can detect free parking spaces, which can be displayed via an app and then be approached specifically. Parking and routing services available in car sharing vehicles can also use this information to reduce parking search traffic and traffic in general.

Optimum routing also reduces travel distances. In this way, electric cars can also find free charging stations quickly and targetedly. The use of smart technologies also enables and connects new multimodal information and access systems. In this way, for example, it is possible to efficiently link public transport with private transport or car sharing services.

Focus Target „Public Participation“

Sitting, walking, driving, parking, lingering, enjoying, resting. Everything needs space, but space is limited. How can a neighbourhood integrate mobility in such a way that the quality of a stay improves? What are citizens' priorities? How are comfort and quality of stay weighted?

Munich's strong growth requires public space for various reasons. In inner-city areas, the city is demanding more parking spaces as well as more recreational areas. Mobility needs space, whether you are on four wheels or two legs. Therefore, the question is: How does mobility compete with other uses in public space? For example, lingering or social exchange? What kind of space do residents want? What contribution can the administration, companies and citizens make to this?

Specifically, the state capital Munich offers Zenettiplatz as the first test field for taking a holistic view of mobility and urban design to continue working together with the citizens. Initial ideas and suggestions from residents were collected using various formats such as the neighbourhood workshop and an online dialogue and discussed together. A concept is currently being developed to implement these proposals and wishes for Zenettiplatz. From August 2018, all citizens will be able to experience the "new" Zenettiplatz live!

Further information on the results from the various participation formats and how they can be contributed can be found at: https://www.beteiligung.city2share.de

Focus Target „Public Space“

The design of public spaces – such as paths, streets, green spaces and squares - is essential for the quality of life of the inhabitants of a city. Public space plays a role for much more than only transport and mobility: especially in densely populated conurbations, space is also needed for recreation and places for social exchange.

Today, mobility is a basic need of the urban population - at the same time, the desire for more freedom and oases of peace can be felt. For this reason, public space is a highly competitive field. Whether on a bicycle, in a car, or to relax in the park - everything needs its place and this must be distributed and designed fairly.

In order to guarantee mobility for all citizens, alternative mobility solutions are needed that get you to your destination quickly and easily - especially without your own car.

By creating mobility stations, the offer for individual and flexible mobility is significantly expanded. The aim is also to noticeably improve the quality of living in the neighbourhood - by creating public spaces in the long term, which are currently only available as parking lots for private cars.

At Zenettiplatz, this new room layout can now soon be experienced: the construction phase will start shortly and the wishes and needs of the citizens will now be implemented. From summer 2018 there will be a mobility station with comprehensive mobility offers, as well as a place for exchange and lingering!

Focus Target "e-mobility stations"

Together with various project partners, SWM/MVG are building four differently equipped mobility stations in the Glockenbachviertel, Ludwigsvorstadt and Untersendling by mid-2018. This enables them to expand their personal offer for individual and flexible mobility.

On the one hand, the aim is to noticeably improve the quality of living in the neighbourhood - by creating public spaces that are currently only available as parking lots for private cars. It also creates an attractive and environmental friendly mobility offer that is easily accessible and available to all citizens. At the mobility stations, public transport services, most of which already exist, are linked with individual and flexible mobility modules: these include car sharing services, electrical car sharing, the provision of appropriate electrical charging infrastructure - in some cases also for private users - and the MVG Rad rental bicycle system. MVG eRad will also be made available for the first time.

In order to increase user acceptance of electric mobility, available and charged vehicles and sufficient parking and loading spaces must be provided. Therefore operators of e-sharing systems face enormous logistical challenges. Together with the project partners DriveNow and MVG, the neighbourhood is testing and evaluating how these challenges can be mastered and which effects a mobility offer like this can actually achieve.

The range of mobility stations should make it possible to live without an owned car without restrictions. Especially people who are not dependent on cars every day are increasingly using sustainable mobility, i.e. public transport, bicycles, walking or e-sharing. The elimination of private cars reduces parking pressure and creates long-term freedom in urban design.

> Folder "Mobilitätsstationen", SWM/MVG

Focus Target „Analysis and research“

Accompanying scientific research: The German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu) and the Technical University of Dresden are conducting accompanying scientific research to examine the effectiveness, transferability and sustainability of City2Share measures. On the one hand the focus lies on the mobility stations and the mobility behaviour of the residents of the modelled neighbourhoods and on the other hand it lies on the implementation processes of the project and the exchange of knowledge between the project partners and other German municipalities.

Mobility stations for multimodal mobility? One of the central questions in City2Share aims at the effects of new mobility offers and stations in inner-city residential areas. A before-and-after comparison should provide information on possible effects of the planned measures on the mobility and usage behaviour of residents in the model neighbourhoods. In order to generate the necessary comparative data, Difu conducts focus group discussions with different target groups (e.g. retired persons, family households, etc.) at three different times. At the same time, the MVG-Bike users are also surveyed by the Munich public transport company, as well as an extensive household survey is conducted by the City of Munich. Based on these surveys and other traffic data, possible changes in mobility behaviour are investigated.

Knowledge for municipalities: City2Share provides essential knowledge about new mobility offers through its pilot character. An important focus of Difu's work is the preparation and analysis of these results and the organisation of knowledge exchange on the main areas of action of City2Share. At three city network meetings, various project components are discussed with 14 other German cities. The aim is to investigate the transferability of the measures to other municipalities and to incorporate the experiences of other cities into the implementation process of City2Share. At the end of the project, a comprehensive municipal action guideline will be developed to make the results available in a structured and manageable form.

Focus Target „e-Logistic“

More and more people are attracted to urban areas - at the same time, the boom in online mail order is continuing. This presents suppliers with ever greater challenges in bringing deliveries to customers quickly and reliably - in an environmental friendly and sustainable manner.

For us, it is essential in city logistics projects to provide relief in an environment of constantly growing traffic load in the city centres - while at the same time guaranteeing all parcel deliveries and collections. For this purpose, so-called microdepots are used, which serve as a central contact point for all deliveries in our quarters in the city centre.

Since the start of the active phase of the City2Share project in July 2017, UPS in Munich has also relied on this sustainable delivery concept. Three containers are set up every morning at Kidlerplatz, Glockenbach and Zenettistraße. From the depots, UPS only uses load wheels (conventional and electronically supported) for the delivery of parcels to the accommodations. In the evening, the containers are taken back to the nearby UPS Center, where they are loaded again for the following day.

With the help of these load wheels, UPS delivery traffic in Untersendling and the Isar suburb no longer emits any pollutants - this saves 65 tons of CO2 per year in our quarters.

Subsidy Program

City2Share is funded by the German Environmental Ministry (BMUB) as part of the subsidy program "Renewable Mobility – Funding Electromobility Research". The shared vision of the measures funded by the subsidy program is the electric car as a marketable environmental innovation. > more