Urban and regional smart mobility

Urban and regional smart mobility

Presentations and panel discussion by Stadt.Land.Digital at polisMOBILITY trade fair

From 24 to 26 May 2023 the polisMOBILITY trade fair and conference took place in Cologne, Germany. At the event, experts from local authorities, companies, research institutions and civil society came together to discuss innovative ideas and solutions for sustainable mobility. As part of its work for the Federal initiative Stadt.Land.Digital, WIK-Consult presented a conference session about best practices for smart mobility solutions in German municipalities.

How do municipalities in Germany use innovative, digital solutions to improve mobility? On Wednesday, 24 May 2023, Julia Wielgosch, Senior Economist at the Stadt.Land.Digital office, led a conference session with urban mobility experts that included presentations and a panel discussion:

Christian Schröder, Energieversorgung Mittelrhein AG, shared insights on the project "Klimastraße Koblenz", a project that field-tested innovative solutions for climate-friendly streets. Dr. Stefan Krampe, Trafficon - Traffic Consultants GmbH, explained how SATURN, a project funded by the mFUND research initiative, helps to manage traffic in urban areas and peripheral regions. Michaela Grahl, Initiative für sichere Straßen GmbH, presented www.gefahrenstellen.de, a platform that cumulates and visualizes road hazards. In her statement, she illustrated how local actors are working together towards a safe and sustainable transport system.

The presentations and the panel discussion showed how municipalities are using a wide range of digital solutions to make transport more efficient, sustainable and safe. A major challenge is not only imposed by the implementation of technical innovations, but also by gaining acceptance and interest of potential users.

A video recording of the panel discussion is available (only in German).