The Mierendorff-ISLAND and Klausenerplatz-Kiez were the first urban areas in Berlin, where parking space conversion was tested to facilitate multimodal mobility without private cars.

The pilot project "Neue Mobilität Berlin (NMB)" focuses on involving local actors and promoting the development of future-oriented mobility concepts.

Efficiency accelerator for all mobility drivers!

NMB serves as an open source initiative for the achievement of project goals together with local and interregional partners.

If successful, in consultation with the district office of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, the initiators want to involve also other districts' authorities in their activities.
From a stakeholders' point of view, this sustainable urban mobility approach can contribute to the achievement of Berlin's energy and climate protection targets.

The first insight about citizens' needs was obtained through a survey on individual mobility behaviours conducted on the Mierendorff-ISLAND and in the Klausenerplatz-Kiez.

Make room for new things!

In this case, the journey towards a broader mobility offer moves through the creation of open space. This is done by residents who want to get rid of their own car and instead use a mix of car sharing, bicycles, pedelecs, etc.

Multimodal carsharing users can get into a sharing vehicle of their choice right outside their frontdoor and in a best case scenario they will park it there again once back.
Their "vacated parking lot" can also be used for other purposes to increase the quality of life in the neighbourhood.

Recent studies by the cities of Munich and Vienna on urban carsharing services reveal a significant reduction in the total number of private vehicles and in the number of kilometres driven across town:
A single carsharing vehicle can replace up to 6 private cars!

Greater flexibility in the use of public road space
The freed parking area thus offers room for visions of a collectively utilized road space. In a city that is continuously growing and densifying and which urges us to find concepts fot maintaining and improving our quality of life.

Aerial image. Source: Fis-Broker 2017, DOP20RGB