The positive influence of the SUMP on travel behaviour in Bremen (long video)

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Oct 2019

The city of Bremen Bremen has managed to fulfil EU Air Quality requirements and has the lowest concentration of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) compared to other large German cities. 

In addition, Bremen has the highest cycling mode share of large German cities, focusing the objectives of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan to shift priority to cyclists. As a result, the city achieves an active travel mode share of 23%. In total, private vehicles only account for 36% of modal share with the majority of journeys carried out using active travel modes (48%) or on public transport (16%).

Dr. Joachim Lohse, Bremen’s Senator for Environment, Urban Development and Mobility explains how Bremen has managed its modal share, encouraging active travel over the use of private vehicles - and promoting the use of car sharing schemes as an alternative to private vehicle ownership.

This three-minute video is accompanied by a short video which is suitable for sharing on social media.

Shared mobility
Urban mobility planning
Walking and cycling