Sustainable Mobility Tour
A lovely sunny February day welcomed the two representatives of Tampere climate and environmental policy department (Finland), who came to Freiburg to analyze in a deeper way the sustainable mobility plan of the city and observe some of its best practices.
After an introduction of the city policies and decisions that earned Freiburg the reputation of Green City of Europe, we moved to the city center to discover first-hand some of the measures applied: the major redevelopment plans in Platz der alten Synagoge, the modification of the east side of the inner city ring initiated by a local association, pop-up urbanism projects in which public space is given back to citizens, the effects of a pedestrianised city centre, are just a few examples.
The morning ended with a visit to the famous eco-district of Vauban, where we talked about Spielstraßen (play streets), democratic mobility and the choices that led to the outcome of 17 car ownership per 100 inhabitants.
In the afternoon the two guests had a bicycle tour to experience the city cycling infrastructures – among the other the FR1 and FR2 cycle highways – while visiting the new town hall Rathaus im Stühlinger, the spot where the future district Dietenbach Nord is getting built and Rieselfeld, the second eco-district of Freiburg.
Aiforia organises tours on this and other topics related to sustainable urban development for administrations, schools, universities and professional associations.
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