update about carfree success in Freiburg-Vauban
- According to Vauban resident Andreas Delleske (one of the
initiators of the project), in the end of 2006 ~1,700 households live in the
whole Vauban area.
Surprisingly, in both parts of Vauban, the small conventional one (with
cars, in the north, some hundred households) and the larger
parking-place-free part (around Vauban-Alley), the share of carfree
households is the same: ~60%.
And, better: From that 40% of people in the parking-place-free area who
buyed a parking place (in one of both garages at the rim), only 50% have a
car! That not only means they wasted their money, but also, that 80% of all
Vauban residents in the parking-place-free part don`t have a car.
Older data said there are only 50% carfree households in Vauban. So the
dynamic is becoming better and better.
An evaluation from June 2003 said, that 57% of the carfree households gave
up their car when moving in.
What a fantastic success for climate protection and traffic safety !
Markus Heller, Berlin
report, based on the study from June 2003 (in german):
"Evaluation des Verkehrskonzeptes im autoreduzierten Stadtteil
more links about Vauban:
good press article: "Das Auto bleibt draussen":
("the car remains outside", it`s about the carfree situation in Switzerland
and takes a look to Germany)