Baden-Württemberg expands staff for sustainable mobility

POLIS member, Baden-Württemberg is enhancing employment of staff to support the region's transition towards sustainable mobility.

With 1101 municipalities and 11 million inhabitants, Baden-Württemberg is the third most populous federal state in Germany. It is also one of the most ambitious when it comes to sustainable urban transport. The Municipality aims to double the use of public transport by 2030, while reducing car use by a third.

Securing the human resources and know-how is an essential step in the pioneering agenda. As we all know too well, without the appropriately skilled and trained personnel, sustainability goals are unlikely to be fulfilled.

Therefore, using a combination of State and Federal budget funds, Baden-Württemberg's Ministry of Transport is increasing the number of employees at the local level; and establishing nationwide measures for sustainable mobility and climate protection in traffic. The funding focuses on cycling coordinators, initial advisors for electromobility, charging infrastructure managers or coordinators for mobility stations and data management, car sharing and parking. The region has wasted no time, and 71 new positions have already been funded and new colleagues hired.

The measures are part of Baden-Württemberg’s wider agenda aiming to expand and enhance sustainable mobility human resources, including the funding qualified technical concepts, providing new hires with thematic advice and regular networking opportunities.

The region's integrated planning approach is based on the concept of the European SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, developing data-based meaningful strategies and effective climate protection measures at the local level. The strategy develops climate-friendly mobility frameworks, rooted in the needs and travel patterns of local communities.

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