7. Deutsche Konferenz für Mobilitätsmanagement - © Denys Nevozhai/Unsplash
7. Deutsche Konferenz für Mobilitätsmanagement © Denys Nevozhai/Unsplash

Hamburg to host mobility management conference

Emphasis on commuter traffic in run-up to ITS World Congress in Hamburg

The 7th German Conference on Mobility Management (DECOMM) gets underway at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg from September 6-7, 2018 with emphasis on commuter traffic. This comes after a study by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development found that in 2017, 60 per cent of Germans commuted to their jobs over 53 per cent in 2000. And the numbers are rising. A particularly large number of people commute to major cities e.g. Munich, Frankfurt am Main or Hamburg. This makes demands on time, environmental resources, traffic space and nerves regardless of traffic jams or on full buses and trains.

Ideas and concepts for improved commuter traffic

The two-day conference will be held under the theme “Daily to and fro – How can commuter traffic be avoided, relocated and made more compatible” and is aimed at people in science, transport planning, urban development, politics, business, administration and educational institutions. Jens Kerstan, Senator for the Environment, will open the conference. Eight workshops are devoted to mobility management for cycling and school transport, commuters and companies. Lutz Aigner, CEO of HVV, will take a look at the challenges and opportunities of a mobility network on September 7, 2018.

Hamburg to host ITS World Congress in 2021

DECOMM 2018 is being organised by the German Platform for Mobility Management e.V. (Deutsche Plattform für Mobilitätsmanagement e.V. DEPOMM), with the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and the Technical University of Hamburg. DEPOMM aims to promote sustainable and environment-friendly mobility. Meantime, Hamburg is gearing up to host the World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems in 2021 and the city is now aiming to become a model of cutting-edge mobility solutions. In the run-up to the ITS Congress, more than 30 projects have launched in Hamburg, including the e-shuttle service MOIA, autonomous parking at the airport per app and intelligent traffic light assistants.

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