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1 Mobility is culture a contribution to the overall quality of life Ruedi Ott, dipl. Ing. ETH/SVI Head of Transport Planning Tiefbauamt

2 What is Zürich? Facts and figures Inhabitants City: Agglomeration: 1.25 million Metropolitan area: 1.68 million Greater Zurich Area: 3.2 million Economy Economic Capital of Switzerland: 20% of Switzerland s gross domestic Product employees, unemployment: 3.5% (March 2009) Main branches (2005): 16.7% financial services (financial centre) 11.5% corporate/business/producer services 10.8% social/health services 10.6% commerce and industry 9.9% traffic, hotel and restaurant industry Commuters to Zürich: Berlin , Seite 2

3 High intensity of use (regularly*) all modes regularly* 9% no modes regularly* 3% M.I.T. & bicycle 3% only bicycle 4% only public transport 34% only motorised individual traffic 11% P.T. & M.I.T. 18% P.T. & bicycle 18% *regularly, i.e. daily or at least 2-5 times per week Berlin , Seite 3

4 Quality of the transport system car pedestrian bicycle P.T. «positive» rate in each case, i.e points out of a maximum of 10 average: car traffic system: 5.79, pedestrian traffic system: 7.57, bicycle traffic system: 5.76, public transport system: 8.37; city & belt together. Berlin , Seite 4

5 Favourite means of transportation and used means of transportation pedestrian-trips bicycle-trips M.I.T.*-trips P.T.-trips pedestrian-favourite bicycle-favourite M.I.T.*-favourite P.T.-favourite *M.I.T. = motorised individual traffic Berlin , Seite 5

6 The new Zürich mobility policy (since 2001) Sustainable urban mobility solutions which make Zürich a prosperous city with a high quality of life promote a city-fair choice of transport means enable new urban developments repair urban damages reduce negative traffic impacts Berlin , Seite 6

7 Speeding Up Public Transport (1) dedicated tracks / bus lanes Berlin , Seite 7

8 Speeding Up Public Transport (2) Maximum priority for public transport at traffic lights: The SESAM system Zero-waiting-time Berlin , Seite 8

9 Development of modal split Commuters (from out into the city; within the city) Berlin , Seite 9

10 S-Bahn Zürich: The Suburban Railway System Opening km network 28 lines 6 night lines 171 stops 950 trains per day Berlin , Seite 10 Serving 1.34 mio. inhabitants passengers per day crossing city border

11 Free transfer between modes Berlin , Seite 11

12 The footway is the first and last component in the transport chain of Public Transport Berlin , Seite 12

13 More coexistence instead of traffic separation traffic culture (mutual consideration) compensation of dominance (redesign) smooth traffic flow (operational concept) before Berlin , Seite 13 after

14 Development of former industrial areas Public Transport from the beginning High permeability for pedestrians and cyclists Attractive public spaces (e.g. pocket parks) Access contingent model Berlin , Seite 14

15 Restriction of private parking Berlin , Seite 15

16 Good conditions for pedestrians Success criteria Small city, short and direct ways Attractive public spaces Tram or bus stops within 300m walking distance Direct and safe access to the stops Attractive waiting areas Promotion of attractive walking connections within the city (i.e. on river sides) Promotion of walking as healthy for walkers and environment Berlin , Seite 16

17 Zürich liveable neighbourhoods Success criteria Concentrate car traffic on main roads Slow down traffic in residential areas (30 km/h) Parking places reserved for residents Attractive district squares Berlin , Seite 17

18 Design, Public Spaces 2010 Berlin , Seite 18

19 Public Spaces 2010, Map of Prominence Berlin , Seite 19

20 Awareness by information, campaigns and events City Map Mobility Berlin , Seite 20

21 Mobilspiele 2003 Berlin , Seite 21

22 Berlin , Seite 22 Mobilitätskultur 2005

23 Berlin , Seite 23

24 Berlin , Seite 24

25 Mobility instruction for children and teenager Three fields of activities: Mobility dossier (partner: Department of Education) - schooling assistance for teachers - schooling material / lesson suggestions Internet platform - download schooling material Additional offering for school classes - mobility week Dossier Mobilität road works inspection bicycle servicing handicapped mobility city hike Berlin , Seite 25

26 Changeover potential within the city Motorised Individual Traffic Public Transport total of all M.I.T.- & P.T.-trips 100% 100% replaceable through P.T. circa 20% replaceable through M.I.T. circa 13% replaceable through bicycle circa 10% circa 10% replaceable by foot circa 5% circa 10% Berlin , Seite 26

27 Zurich s Traffic 2050 Prospect 2: Lack of Resources Berlin , Seite 27

28 Mercer s world-wide quality of life survey Index Vienna Zurich Geneva Vancouver Auckland Berlin , Seite 28

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