The German federal state of Baden-Württemberg has released a new strategy through which it will become a pioneer in sustainable mobility.

Entitled Sustainable Mobility – for all and published by the state’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, the document outlines a vision for regional sustainable mobility and the means by which it will be achieved.

The strategy’s overall objective is to reduce CO2 emissions from the transport sector by 20 per cent until 2020 and by 40 per cent until 2030, compared to the baseline year 1990.

Additionally, the state seeks to limit access to metropolitan areas to cars with engines below Euro 6 standards by 2020.

A greater shift towards forms of mobility other than private cars will also help to accomplish this goal.

The state aims to double passenger-kilometres for train and bus services by 2030 compared to 2004 figures. The statewide modal share of cycling should increase to 20 per cent, and the share for walking to 30 percent also by 2030.

Finally, the state aims to encourage alternative and low-carbon fuels with a dedicated program which will create a network of 2000 charging stations for electric vehicles across Baden-Württemberg.

Original author: Chrsitoph Erdmenger