city of munich
Description of the partner organisation
The City of Munich is represented by the project partnership between the Municipal Department of Environment and Health and the Munich Tariff and Transport Association (MVV). The Department of Environment and Health addresses issues of public health, quality of life and environmental justice, environmental issues like air quality, pollution, sustainable energy usage and climate protection.
Description of the location
Munich is the capital and the largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. With about 1.42 million people living within the city limits, Munich is the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg.
Modern Munich is a financial and publishing hub, and a frequently top-ranked destination for migration and expatriate location in livability rankings. In terms of mobility, Munich faces the challenges common to metropolitan areas, like dense car traffic and air pollution hot spots, and though bike traffic reaches a relatively high 17% of all trips, efforts are made to further increase that percentage.
Description of the activities
The Department of Health and Environment of the City of Munich (RGU) supplies a bicycle routing system for the citizens of Munich, which is limited to the city boundaries and does not take into account other means of public transport. The Munich Tariff and Transport Association (MVV) runs the Public Transport System in Munich and offers an Internet Based Timetable Inquiry System for the region of Munich, which has already marginal support for cyclists.
In the PUMAS pilot application for Munich, these two Partners will analyze their systems and build from thereon an integrated system that allows the citizens to plan a route according to their needs and wishes in terms of transport means, i.e. deciding individually on each part of the route on its length, the means of transport and the details of the route.
The MVV will coordinate and market this new system with its partners in the region, namely the municipalities surrounding Munich, which create a big part of the commuting traffic as well as receive the recreation seeking citizens of Munich at the weekends. The RGU will coordinate the action with the several stakeholders in Munich, here especially the Planning Department and the Department of Public Order, which both shape the bicycle traffic in the city.