Workplace Mobility Plan for City of Leipzig (Germany)

Leipzig (Germany), 16. October 2018

Here is the next Workplace Mobility Plan in line for presentation.

In this news you will know how the City of Leipzig administration will increase sustainable commuting to the workplace. 

Here is the summary from Workplace Mobility Plan for City of Leipzig: 

The City of Leipzig's administration has set itself the goal of making mobility more efficient, healthier and, ultimately, more cost-effective for all employees in exemplary fashion to achieve its climate protection goals. This process implies, on the one hand, technical and organizational changes (for example, the purchase of electric vehicles for the urban fleet or adjustments to the procurement directive under a new service vehicle regime). On the other hand, the mobility behavior of employees must also change. It turns out in the consideration that 20% of the employees from the Functional Urban Area, (FUA- here: City of Leipzig, district of Leipzig, district of North Saxony) commute in and out the city. The municipalities from where the employees commute within the FUA are in the district of Leipzig: Frohburg, Naunhof, Grimma, Borna, Regis-Breitingen, Mark Kleeberg and Zwenkau. In the district North Saxony: Delitzsch, Eilenburg Torgau, Oschatz. And in addition, outside the FUA in Markranstädt and Naumburg. Mainly used for this is the private car.

City of Leipzig

The main reasons for the usage of cars among commuters from the FUA are: bad connections (many transfer points), high travel costs / unfavourable tariff system and necessary private trips after work (shopping, social obligations). The use of cars is favoured by a relatively good parking space in the vicinity of the Technical City Hall or affordable, fixed parking spaces for a monthly rent of an average of 40 €. The distance from the parking lot to the workplace is given as an average of approx. 3 minutes. There is also a lack of special incentives for the formation of carpooling.

However, the further expansion of the MDV route network, additional public transport services, especially in rural areas, as well as the further expansion of the bicycle infrastructure (cycle paths) are leading to a slight increase in the use of alternative offers for cars. Here, the increased use of new public transport offers (new S-Bahn network of the MDV) is to be achieved through appropriate measures. The process for this is described by the term mobility management. Since 2008, this process has been implemented with the aid of various programs (efficient mobile, mobile wins, European Mobility Week, package of measures "Leipzig model city for intelligent mobility").

MOVECIT project is another building block to support a long-term approach with targeted actions. The main focus is on the location of the Technical City hall of Leipzig. Through continuous questioning, a picture of the mobility situation that is as accurate as possible is obtained. This refers to the ways of the employees to get to the workplace, as well as on business trips, inspection and courier trips. As a result, about 70% of respondents use public transport or bicycles. The measures therefore aim to support this positive trend. An essential part of this is the targeted information for each employee about the possibilities of use through mobility training and individual counselling in the context of an accessibility analysis. Another measure aims to increase the range of mobility by purchasing pedelecs and cargo bikes. It is important to make the access as easy as possible and also to check the loan for private use.

The whole document - Workplace Mobility Plan for City of Leipzig - you can find HERE