Of course, the citizens of Hamburg as well as the port industry and all other companies rightly expect daily life and work to take place as usual also during the games. Thus, we are currently planning the games very carefully, and make sure that investments will improve life in Hamburg also after the games”, said Frank Horch, Hamburg Minister of the Economy, Transport, and Innovation at the presentation of the city’s Olympic mobility concept. Hamburg promotes games of short distances, with spectators concentrating at a radius of ten kilometres around the Olympic City at Kleiner Grasbrook.
Up to 400,000 Spectators Each Day
The central starting point for all plans for transport are the number of visitors using local, regional, national, and international means of traffic. It is expected that a total of four million people will visit the Olympics – including 60 per cent of visitors from North Germany, 30 per cent from other parts of Germany, and 10 per cent from abroad. Together, the three sports facilities at the Olympic City, Hamburg’s “Volkspark” and Hamburg fair gounds / CCH / Millerntor will be frequented daily by 300,000-400,000 visitors.
Easy Access to Underground and Rapid Rail Lines
An important aspect of mobility planning is accessibility for all. In addition, environment-friendly transport such as buses and trains will be preferred along pedestrian and cyclist traffic. According to the Ministry of Economics, Transport and Innovation, the new district Olympia City will be a model of climate-friendly and low-traffic mobility. The Olympics mobility concept uses of existing infrastructure, and incorporates as extensions and new buildings with a lasting effect. All sports venues within Hamburg have already been well connected to the underground and S-Bahn network. The future train stop at the Elbe bridges will make an important contribution to the management of visitor flows.
The concept was developed by interdisciplinary team of experts working for SHP engineers and PGV Alrutz from Hannover and KCW GmbH from Hamburg in co-ordination with the Hamburg Ministry of the Interior and Sport, the Hamburg Port Authority, the Hamburg Transport Association (HVV), Hamburg’s Hochbahn AG, S-Bahn Hamburg, Deutsche Bahn, and Hamburg Airport.
source and further details:
The mobility concept and a brief summary along with the sheets shown at the presentation: www.hamburg.de/bwvi