Hamburg launches mobility transition-themed game online

Game lets residents act out measures towards mobility transition
21 January 2021
Traffic in nHafenCity

Residents of Hamburg now have until February 28, 2021, an opportunity to play out their ideas for the traffic of the future online after the Ministry of Transport and Mobility Transition launched the “Denk deine Mobilität” (literally: "Think Your Mobility") game. Hopes are now high that players will become better acquainted with the senate's goals for transport and the mobility transition and provide plenty of feedback. The game is part of the transport development plan to create a strategic concept for Hamburg by 2022.

Players invest fictitious budget 

"I am very curious to see how the people of Hamburg would shape the mobility of the future and what priorities they would set. An online game that allows people to get involved in shaping mobility at the same time is definitely a nice change of pace these days. We will, of course, take a very close look at the results," said Anjes Tjarks, Senator for Transport and Mobility Transition. The game, designed by the Ministry for Transport and Mobility Transition in co-operation with the Urbanista agency, gives players a fictitious budget for investment purposes. They can spend the budget, for instance, on expanding public transport, developing intelligent traffic guidance systems and building new bicycle lanes.

Mobility patterns in Hamburg

The ministry wants the scenarios occuring during the game to depict how traffic in Hamburg might develop by 2030. The players learn about the city's transport plans and give feedback. The city has sought to plan transport continuously since early 2019. Residents of Hamburg were surveyed in autumn 2019 about their mobility patterns. The online game marks the latest form of participation.