Less people die in traffic

While the number of traffic accidents is increasing, the number of traffic deaths decreases again.

The number of traffic fatalities in Germany is at a record low. Last year as few people have died on German streets as has not been the case since 1953. But still: In 2016, 396.666 road users were injured. A total number of 3206 died as a result of an accident which is a decrease of 253 deaths (10.9%) compared to 2015. Since 1970, when the number of deadly accidents was around 21.000, the count steady went down only with diverting exceptions (Between 2014 and 2015 the number of accidents increased again slightly). The development is all the more pleasing because although the stock of registered automobiles has more than doubled.

The promising development has several reasons including transportation regulations like the introduction of helmet, belt and child seat compulsion, speeding limits in- and outside of towns, improved vehicle technology and safety, road building measures and increased enforcement. The main reasons of road accidents with damage to persons on German roads are insufficient distance, speeding, inobservance of right of way, wrong behavior to cyclists and pedestrians and drunk driving. The total number of accidents 2016, whether people were injured or not, is 2,585,191 which is 0.8 % less than officials recorded in 2015. The German Government set a goal for 2020 to lower the count of traffic related deaths by about 40%. The European Union aims to bisect the traffic deaths in Europe by 2020.


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Better Air Quality Conference 2018

Better Air Quality Conference 2018
14.11.2018, Kuching, Malaysia

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Malaysia has been confirmed as the host of Clean Air Asia’s 10th Better Air Quality (BAQ) Conference in 2018. The signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on September 14 with next year’s co-organizer, the Clean Air Forum Society of Malaysia (MyCAS), officially kicked off the preparations for Asia’s largest and most prestigious air quality gathering, to be held in Kuching City, Sarawak, in November 2018. Together, Clean Air Asia and MyCAS will convene the biennial event at the Sarawak Convention and Exhibition Centre, where at least 600 policymakers, practitioners and industry leaders will gather to develop solutions for cleaner air and livable cities.

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If you are interested in participating, please contact Levent Toprak: levent.toprak@giz.de.

14th-16th November 2018


International Summer School: Sustainable Mobility – Made in Leipzig

Upcoming: 2nd International Summer School 2018 "Sustainable Mobility- Made in Leipzig"

The 2nd International Summer School “Sustainable Mobility – Made in Leipzig” is taking place from August 5th to 11th in Leipzig/Germany.
The summer school is a joint effort of the Technical University of Dresden, the City of Leipzig and the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI).

The International Summer School 2018 focuses on presentations and discussions about different topics of sustainable mobility and urban development. The inputs will be presented by experts of the universities in Dresden, Trier and Vienna and international speakers from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), C40 Finance Facility (CFF) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Additionally, urban practitioners from Durban (South Africa), Santiago de Chile (Chile), Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg (Russia) and Lviv (Ukraine) will present their personal experiences in the field of sustainable mobility.

Besides the lectures the following workshops will be offered:
1. The new role for the Promenadenring in 2030
2. Participation in the planning process
3. Pedestrianization of cities for the future
4. Bicycle planning in cities

The local input will be provided by the City of Leipzig, including site visits by foot and on bike. A copy of the sustainable travel guide for Leipzig will be presented by GIZ and is also available for download under:

The International Summer School is free of charge. For participants from Central and Eastern Europe, there will be the possibility to apply for a (partial) refund for accommodation and travelling expenses. In addition, a limited number of participants from developing and emerging countries can apply for funding of travel costs by TUMI Initiative.

If you want to apply for participation, please contact: andrea.fallmann@leipzig.de

5th – 11th of August 2018

Looking for New Directions in Urban Mobility?


The FIA Smart Cities initiative brings expertise gained in the motorsports as well as knowledge in the field of mobility to the cities that are committed to promote sustainable transport solutions.

The FIA Smart Cities builds on the Formula E Championship, where electricity-powered cars race in the heart of cities around the world.

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SUTP-Webinar – National decarbonisation strategies in the transport sector: the example of Germany (Monday, May 8) – SUTP

SUTP_WebinarWe cordially invite you to join the first SUTP webinar in 2017 about national decarbonisation strategies in the transport sector on Monday, May 8! With the historical climate agreement in Paris the international community set itself an ambitious target for climate protection. To reduce global warming below 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level, decarbonisation is the key issue that will define the debate over the future of the world’s energy and transport systems.

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Germany is driving ahead with electric bikes

In some urban districts, bicycles have evolved into status symbols and in recent years, the sales of electric bicycles have risen sharply. According to the manufacturer association Conebi, Germany has, with around 40 percent, the largest share of the electric bicycle market. A total of around 21 million bicycles and e-bikes are sold in the European Union every year and approximately 13 million bicycles were also produced here.

For further information, please visit the European Bicycle Industry & Market Profile 2016

Dont forget to apply: New MBA “Sustainble Mobility Management” at TU Berlin


The new TU Berlin MBA “Sustainable Mobility Management” is receiving applications until May 31st. Don’t miss the opportunity to acquire new skills in this growing and highly relevant area. The MBA targets transport engineers, transport and mobility experts, planners, architects, and sustainability project managers who want to gain in-depth, special knowledge in the field of sustainable mobility management. The growing environmental impact of transport systems, as well as their energy voracity, requires new approaches and new concepts. Read more

DLR Research Network MoviCi to connect Mobility Partners from Colombia and Germany

moviciSmart mobility solutions for cities of the future are addressed in the research network “MoviCi – Movilidad intelligentes en ciudades urbana” (Urban Mobility in Smart Cities). The network is headed by DLR Transport Research from the German Aerospace Center (DLR). It will bring together key partners from Colombia and Germany from research, industry, and public authorities to discuss state-of-the art mobility solutions and ways for their application.Read more

10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport now also available in German and Turkish

10 Principles deutsch screenshotThe 10 Principles for Sustainable Urban Transport has been translated into two new languages! Thanks to many helping hands, the poster is now available in German and in Turkish. The vibrant infographic on 10 principles for sustainable urban transport is based on the approach “avoid-shift-improve” and is a helpful tool to communicate solutions for sustainable urban mobility to a wider public. Have a look at it and download the new versions in your language:Read more

GPSM in the new issue of the eurotransport

GPSMThe new issue of the eurotransport magazine is now availabe online. It covers three big industry topics: intermodality; safety and security; and autonomous vehicles. These are represented in the new In-Depth Focus sections where you will find articles from industry experts who provide insight on the latest developments in their fields and analyse where the industry is – or should be – heading.

And, the highlight of course, readers will find an article introducing the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility, which you can use for your external communication. Don’t miss it, you only have to register and you can read the issue for free.