Mobility working group

Mobility is not an end in itself. It should serve the needs of the population and economy of the Munich Metropolitan Region. As commuters travel ever further to and from work and we face up to the ever greater challenges of climate change, resource consumption and demographic change, it is becoming increasingly important to see traffic planning and the development of human settlements as factors that are inextricably intertwined with each other.

The Mobility working group has therefore set itself the goal of improving accessibility both within the Munich Metropolitan Region (to make the region more attractive) and from the outside (to safeguard residents' quality of life and help keep companies in the region competitive).

The specialized working groups EMM Fares and Passenger Information and Commercial and Commuter Traffic currently operate under the aegis of the Mobility working group (see below).

Mobility working group: sponsors and contacts

Sponsors

The Mobility working group is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Swabia, represented by its President Dr. Andreas Kopton, and the City of Munich, represented by City Councilor Professor Elisabeth Merk.

Who to contact:

Dr. Peter Lintner
Head of Location Policy
Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Swabia
Phone: +49 (0) 821 / 31 62 206
E-mail: peter.lintner@no-spam-pleaseschwaben.ihk.de

 

Georg Dunkel
Head of Transport Department
Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulations
City of Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 233 22 782
E-mail: georg.dunkel@muenchen.de

Specialized working group: EMM Fares and Passenger Information

The specialized working group on EMM Fares and Passenger Information concerns itself with two interrelated topics in the context of local passenger transport: ticket fares and the information provided to passengers. The group's aim is to harmonize fare conditions and develop multimode fare offerings that cover the entire Munich Metropolitan Region. It is also looking for ways to provide passengers with local passenger transport information for the whole of the metropolitan region.

Board the train in Eichstätt and use the same ticket to travel on the Munich subway system: This has been a central aim of many participants ever since the EMM e.V. was first established. The first step was to introduce the AboPlusCard, which allows commuters to combine the services of up to three fare associations with a single monthly pass. Yet despite this progress, there is still a keen interest in seeing a single fare system for the whole of the Munich Metropolitan Region.

 

 

Accordingly, the specialized working group on EMM Fares and Passenger Information has commissioned a fundamental study of different forms of cooperation between local public transport utilities. This project has the backing of the EMM e.V.'s grass-roots membership, as evidenced by the General Meeting a unanimous resolution to go ahead with the study.

Based on the findings of the study, the next steps and possibilities for intensified cooperation - to the point of setting up a single transport utility for the Munich Metropolitan Region - will be discussed. The study was commissioned in June 2014. The results are expected in summer 2015.

© Peter Keller

Sponsor and contacts

Sponsor

This specialized working group is sponsored by Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund GmbH (MVV), represented by Dr. Markus Haller, Head of Conceptual Design, and Norbert Specht, Deputy Head of Marketing and Tariffs.

Who to contact:

Dr. Markus Haller
Head of Conceptual Design
Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund GmbH (MVV)
Phone: +49 (0) 89-21033201
E-mail: markus.haller@no-spam-pleasemvv-muenchen.de

 

Norbert Specht
Deputy Head of Marketing and Tariffs
Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund GmbH (MVV)
Phone: +49 (0) 89-21033203
E-mail: norbert.specht@no-spam-pleasemvv-muenchen.de

Specialized working group: Commercial and Commuter Traffic

This specialized working group has set itself the task of advancing mobility management in the Munich Metropolitan Region. To this end, it has initialized projects to support the formation of car pools and encourage cycle traffic in the region.

Park and car-share

The park and car-share project is designed to encourage more commuters to form car pools. The first step was to compile a list of all commuter parking facilities in the Munich Metropolitan Region and circulate a survey to the users of these facilities.

During this process, a flyer was produced that provides a geographic overview of where all these commuter parking facilities are. It also contains information about the number of parking spaces, the nature of the road surfacing and lighting at the various facilities.

In December 2012, the first 100-space model commuter parking facility was opened in the GADA industrial zone in Bergkirchen, where the A8 freeway intersects the B471 national highway.

Green cycle tours

Cycling is healthy and kind to the environment. On the "green routes" developed in cooperation with the local ADFC (cycling) associations in Fürstenfeldbruck and Dachau, cyclists can avoid most of the traffic and quickly reach the center of Munich. All routes are shown on the flyer.

© Alessio Ansaloni

Sponsors and contacts

Sponsors

This specialized working group is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria, represented by Joseph Seybold, Department of Transport and Logistics, and ADAC Südbayern e. V., represented by transport and environment policy spokesman Alexander Kreipl.

Who to contact:

Joseph Seybold
Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria
Department of Transport and Logistics
Phone: +49 (0) 89 - 5116 1203
E-mail: joseph.seybold@no-spam-pleasemuenchen.ihk.de

 

Alexander Kreipl
Transport and environment policy spokesman
ADAC Südbayern e. V.
Phone: +49 (0) 89-5195 150
E-mail: alexander.kreipl@no-spam-pleasesby.adac.de