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Promoting active means of transportation in Hamburg

Good Health and Well-being; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Climate Action
Open for application


The ITS World Congress is the world’s largest and most prominent event focused on smart mobility and the digitalisation of transportation. The Congresses are the yearly celebration of smart mobility: they underline the importance of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), particularly in cities and regions where they are hosted, and provide an excellent platform that supports the education, thought-leadership, business development, and the overall steady growth of the smart mobility industrial growth.

Our challenge 

Bicycles offer an environmentally sustainable and space saving means of individual transportation in cities and are especially well suited for short to medium-length routes. Today, cyclists in the city of Hamburg often find themselves in unsafe situations. Develop a creative concept to quickly expand the network of bike lanes in one district of Hamburg of your choice or find a solution for better bike connections between districts. Use an approach that incorporates the modification of diverse intelligent traffic systems within the city while keeping the safety of cyclists in mind.

Expected impact

International and national cities are highly interested in innovative sustainable solutions for an efficient mobiliy in their cities. Therefore, the ITS World Congress in 2021 offers the opportunity to present the results to an international audience of experts from companies and delegates from abroad. 

Target groups

Citizens, cyclists

The project will be run over a four-week period (May, 20th to June, 17th): 

20 May, 10:00 --16:00 (CET); Kick-off

27 May, 11:00 – 13:00 (CET); First interim presentation

10 June, 11:00 -- 13:00 (CET); Second interim presentation

17 June 11:00 -- 13:00 (CET); Closing event

Final event: ITS World Congress: 11 - 15 October 2021,

Deadline for applications, including a short motivational statement: May 17, 23:59 (CET)