Baden-Württemberg is a state located in the southwest of Germany bordering France and Switzerland. The region counts approximately 11.2 million inhabitants and it is the third-largest German state by both population and area. In 2024, Baden-Württemberg will host the Annual POLIS Conference 2024 in cooperation with the City of Karlsruhe.
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. In 2022, a 55% reduction in emissions by 2030 has been fixed as a target for the transport sector. Indeed, Baden Württemberg is on a mission to make the entire region carbon-neutral, which, considering its numerous population, is no meagre feat. Based on an integrated concept, the Ministry of Transport is taking concrete steps to reduce car traffic and expand public transport alternatives such as buses and trains systematically.
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 (MobiDatra BW), 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, in particular the Regions Working Group. In this Working Group, it played a central role in bringing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) as a key topic of conversation not just for cities, but for regions as well.
For more information on Baden-Württemberg's transport policy strategy and its Ministry of Transport, you can check out the following links:
- Targets: Ministerium für Verkehr Baden-Württemberg (baden-wuerttemberg.de)
- Mobility and Climate Concept: Ministerium für Verkehr Baden-Württemberg (baden-wuerttemberg.de)