Established by Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Andreas Scheuer in 2019, the Alliance for Modern Mobility comprising representatives of the federal government, the federal states and municipalities has presented a report on the results of its work to date at its third high-level meeting. To reduce emissions in urban delivery traffic, Minister Scheuer presented a guideline for the use of cargo bikes in city logistics.
Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer: “The federal government, the federal states and the municipalities – together we are working towards achieving mobility that is climate-friendly, safe and digital – both in cities and in rural areas. With good teamwork, many things have become noticeably better: There is now more space and money available for bicycles and public transport, we have more alternative drives and charging infrastructure as well as on-demand and pooling services, and also have a strong rail system. We are on the right track and that is why we want to continue the alliance.”
Key Alliance outcomes:
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), the federal states and municipalities have implemented the following measures – jointly or in their respective areas of responsibility:
- Entered into a pact for road safety – for an even more closely coordinated approach. In addition, the Cabinet today (2 June) adopted the Road Safety Programme 2021-2030, revised by the BMVI.
- The funds for local public transport for the coming years have been massively increased and the funding improved: new funding criteria, lower minimum project size, higher funding rates. In addition, the federal and state governments have reliably kept public transport running during Corona by providing billions in support.
- The Road Traffic Regulations (StVO) were amended. Now, cyclists in particular are protected to an even greater extent. The catalogue of fines is revised on the basis of a compromise reached with the federal states.
- Launch of the National Cycling Plan 3.0 following a broad dialogue – for seamless cycling networks and more road safety. A new BMVI funding programme “Stadt und Land” (City and Country) provides for cycle paths, bicycle parking spaces, cycle bridges and underpasses.
- The Road Traffic Act has been amended: The federal states can now issue their own fee regulations for residents’ parking permits and work together with the municipalities to find the best local solution.
- With the amendment of the Passenger Transport Act and the Mobility Data Space, an important basis for the digitalisation and networking of transport, especially for the provision of mobility data.
- The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has launched a Charging Infrastructure Master Plan and founded the National Centre for Charging Infrastructure, which coordinates and manages the development of the charging infrastructure – among other things with specially developed planning tools such as the FlächenTOOL for finding available plots and the StandortTOOL for identifying locations.
- DThe Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has presented a guideline for cargo bike transport in city logistics. Cargo bikes in combination with micro-hubs can be of assistance where there is little space to park vans.
NOW GmbH has been coordinating the work of the “National Competence Network for Sustainable Mobility” (“Nationales Kompetenznetzwerk für nachhaltige Mobilität”), or NaKoMo for short, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure since 2020. NaKoMo supports the Alliance for Modern Mobility in its networking work and by providing technical expertise. Representatives of the federal, state and local governments regularly exchange information on mobility topics on the NaKoMo exchange platform (www.nakomo.de) and in the NaKoMo workshops – knowledge that flows into the work of the Alliance for Modern Mobility, for instance when it comes to the topic of “improving funding processes”.