Living Lab

Sustainable mobility concept Campus Charlottenburg

Together instead of side by side

“The Charlottenburg Campus is livable, car-free, and characterized by togetherness instead of coexistence. It offers barrier-free, socially equitable, and climate-neutral mobility options with priority given to pedestrian and bicycle traffic, so that everyone can get around to and on campus safely. Sustainable mobility behavior is supported by a strong network.” To make this vision an experienced reality for students, employees and visitors on campus, the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is collaborating with TU Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin and other partners to develop a sustainable mobility concept for the Charlottenburg campus. In the first phase of the project (April 2020 to March 2021), the current mobility situation was first examined by interviews, surveys, a traffic inventory and mapping for area equity analysis:

  • What is the actual mobility behavior of students and employees and what are the resulting mobility requirements?
  • What burdens does motorized individual traffic cause in the campus area?
  • What initiatives already exist to promote climate-friendly mobility on campus and what stumbling blocks have they encountered in the past?
  • What about fairness of space, for example with regard to the distribution of parking spaces for cars and bicycles?

Answering these and other central questions led to the development of the cornerstones of a future-oriented mobility concept, which is dedicated to the following fields of action: “Moving sustainably”; “Orientation, integration and networking”; “Living space and quality of stay”.

Continued funding of the project beyond March 2021 is intended for the participatory further development of the mobility concept and the practical testing of concrete measures to support sustainable mobility behavior on campus. Under the condition of continued funding, comprehensive accompanying research, integration into the district mobility concept, and transfer to the partner municipality Steglitz-Zehlendorf and other public institutions are planned.

The project is funded as part of the competition “MobilitätsWerkStadt 2025” with funds from the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) in the funding priority social-ecological research under the funding code 01UV2014.

Thematic approaches:
#sustainable mobility #mobility management #area justice #pedestrian and bicycle traffic #Berlin Mobility Act.

Spatial accesses:
#Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf #campus #transport infrastructure #public space

Partners / Alliances:
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf District, Environmental and Nature Conservation Office, Technical University of Berlin, Department of Integrated Transport Planning, Berlin University of the Arts, Steglitz-Zehlendorf District Office

Contact Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf District Office: Susanne Thoring (

Contact TUB, Department of Integrated Transport Planning: Annika Hanke ( & Anna Loffing (

The multi-lane street „Straße des 17. Juni” cuts through the Charlottenburg campus and offers a lot of space for moving or parked cars, but only narrow bike lanes and long waiting times for pedestrians* at traffic lights. Photo: Technische Universität Berlin, Fachgebiet Integrierte Verkehrsplanung (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Fields of action of the mobility concept for the Charlottenburg campus. Graphic: Technische Universität Berlin, Fachgebiet Integrierte Verkehrsplanung (CC BY-SA 4.0)