Mobilitätskonzept Lauterach

For the municipality of Lauterach (approx. 10,000 inhabitants), a mobility concept for deepening the existing regional development concept (REK) for sustainable and future-oriented mobility was created. Current problems and challenges for non-motorized transport (pedestrians and cycling), motorized individual traffic, and public transport as well as the design of public spaces were covered.

At first, existing surveys and plans were analyzed, conditions were defined, extensive surveys on site were conductet and each individual mode of transport (pedestrians in particular in the school environment, cycling, public transport, car traffic) was analysed seperately.

Accompanying inhabitants, representatives of educational and social facilities, speakers of the business community, youth and women, associations and committees of the community, the police and the citizens' initiative Lauterach had the possibility to introduce their ideas on the subject mobility overall in 5 workshops.

In the parallel running BYPAD process the audit group (persons from politics, the administration and cyclists of the population) created an activity plan with concrete measures and a schedule in the field of bicycle traffic. This process included also a bicycle tour on-site, the completion and evaluation of a questionnaire, a level evaluation and a prioritisation.

Based on the results of a detailed status analysis and the modal split goals for the plan b communities a mobility strategy was developed. As a next step guidelines were formulated, which should be guidance by the implementation of the mobility strategy. The operationalisation of the objectives was carried out through the creation of an activity table. The activities were associated to the various modes of transport and summarized in addition to fields of action (bundling of activities).

The activities that are proposed in the strategy, put the emphasis on the attractiveness of the transport of the environmental alliance (foot, cycling and public transport), but also include measures which mean restrictions to car traffic (push-pull approach)