Vienna is the fifth largest city in the EU with approximately 1.9 M. inhabitants. Austria’s capital is also a separate federal province with extensive legislating and executive powers. As an attractive place to live, the city has grown by more than 221,000 people (+ 13.1%) in the past ten years.
Promoting environmentally friendly modes of transport has been Vienna’s mobility policy for decades. This heritage is reinforced by the current Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. Besides improving infrastructures for cycling and public transport it directed attention to efficient measures in traffic management and put MaaS, Urban Logistics & Co on its agenda.
Accessibility of services and low threshold pricing is an important topic in Vienna. Thanks to the introduction of the 365-euro annual ticket for public transport and the continuing extension of the underground network, the number of annual ticket holders meanwhile is higher than the number of car owners. The success is also based on a combination of push and pull measures. A consequent development of parking space management not only alleviates the parking situation for residents, but also contributes to significantly reducing
the overall traffic volume.
Vienna has published the following documents:
- Smart City Framework Strategy
- STEP 2025
- Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan
- Regional Logistics Action Plan 2030+ (in German)
- Connected and Automated Driving (in German)
- Vienna in figures 2020
Watch the animated video about the "Thematic Concept Mobility" included in Vienna's Urban Development Plan: