Contact & Activities

Participating city

615.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Referat Strategische Planung und Nachhaltige Mobilität
Patrick Daude
Rathaus, Marktplatz 1
++49 071121660760

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
22 September
Electric Mobility Action Day (AtEm - Aktionstag Elektromobilität)
Location: Marktplatz and Karlsplatz, city centre
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
On the occasion of the First Car-free-Day in Stuttgart that will be organized under the title "Theo - autofrei", the municipality will close the main federal artery "Theodor-Heuss-Straße" with a length of one kilometer. The street festival will take place on 22 September between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm covering a large variety of activities. They range from information booths on cycling and pedestrian mobility, a safety bike training parcour for kids and a cargo-bike roadshow to Parklets and street art. The event talkes place in close coperation with the Electric Mobility Action Day (AtEm) which is also organized by the City of Stuttgart on the same day. It is foreseen to organize the car-free day yearly and to enlarge the area of the event for the editions of the coming years.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Installation of charging points for e-bikes
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Other: Creation of a new map of the city centre for pedestrians
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
  • Other: Implementation of huge tariff reform to reduce prices and increase usage of public transport in the tariff area of the region of Stuttgart (VVS)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Testing automated vehicles
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
  • Introducing cargo bikes
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)