Baden-Württemberg lies in Southwest Germany with approximately more than 11.07 million inhabitants, and it is the third-largest German state by both population and area.
The region has been aiming to pave the way for modern and sustainable mobility of the future, redirecting their efforts in a wide number of areas. Indeed, Baden Württemberg is on a mission to make the entire region carbon neutral, which, considering its numerous population, is no meagre feat. This has been evident by the Ministry of Transport taking concrete steps to reduce car traffic and expand public transport alternatives such as buses and trains.
It has also channelled the potential of its proximity to an international border by investing in an innovative, cross-transport integration platform for mobility-relevant data, an impressive feat for the future of cross-border mobility.
Baden-Württemberg's strong spirit of collaboration is also evident in its involvement with POLIS Working Groups, such as the Regions Working Group, where it played a central role in bringing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) as a key topic conversation not just for cities, but for regions as well, or the Traffic Efficiency Working Group, where it has discussed the importance of digital strategies for traffic management.
For more information on Baden-Württemberg's transport policy strategy and its Ministry of Transport, you can check out the following documents:
- Transport Climate Protection Scenario for Baden-Württemberg 2030
- Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg – in brief