HafenCity Hamburg should be a car-carmer district thanks to car sharing

HafenCity Hamburg should be a car-carmer district thanks to car sharing-thanks

In the car army Hafencity districts Baakthafen and Elbbrucken starts a unique car sharing offer in the fall of this year. In a total of 30 underground garages of the local residential and commercial buildings, the residents and employees is a largely electrically operated fleet immediate and cross-breeding. Cambio CarSharing has prevailed in the competition for the operation of carsharing in the eastern HafenCity, which the Company had led to coordination for sustainable mobility (GKNM), a subsidiary of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH.

A few days ago, Prof. Jurgen Bruns-Berentelg, Chairman of the Management Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH and Joachim Schwarz, Managing Director of the Cambio Group, the starting signal in the presence of Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Senator for urban development and living and DR. Anjes Tjarks, Senator for Transport and Mobility Transmission. The carsharing system is a central complementary element of active mobility and very good public transport links-based car arms 10-minute district HafenCity. It should further reduce the need for private vehicle ownership.

The Smart Mobility Concept of Eastern HafenCity facilitates it inhabitants and employees to change from a private vehicle to an alternative locomotion. Depending on requirements, the paths on foot, by bike, public transport and car sharing can be covered. As a central supplementary building block, a cross-stationary and station-based carsharing system operated by Cambio starts as an offer operated from the underground garages for all local users.

The booking and relocation of the vehicles is fully digitized via mobile applications, which also regulates the nationwide access to the 30 digitally integrated private underground garages as well as the outgoing and access documentation of the vehicles. For this purpose, a uniform access system is installed, which permanently enables both the access and exit of the car sharing vehicles as well as the foot-to-the-minute access and output of the offer-using users from other buildings into the underground car park.

HafenCity Hamburg should be a car-carmer district thanks to car sharing-districtCambio

Cambio initially starts in the fall with a fleet of 13 vehicles on six stations in the underground garages. In the course of the traits development, a vehicle inventory of around 100 car sharing vehicles of various vehicle types is provided. At the beginning, the fleet consists of 60 percent of electric cars – this share should increase to at least 90 percent by 2025. Loading is 100 percent certified electricity from renewable energy sources.

The concept is primarily about 8 in the future.000 residents and around 13.000 employees of the eastern HafenCity aligned – but also external persons can use the offer. From the small car to the compact class up to commercial vehicles, different models for different requirements should be available. It can be selected in the offer depending on the frequency of use between different tariff models. The new carsharing system is also intended to be an anchor project of the topics of the lodging mobility for the ITS World Congress, the Hamburg between the 11. and 15. October 2021 aligned.

“The smart mobility concept for the Eastern HafenCity combines a forward-looking and outstanding public transport connection of the neighborhoods, city structure with active mobility and a complementary offer of motorized private transport with a maximum of 0.4 parking spaces per residential unit. The station-based, cross-border car sharing contributes to the CO2-poor, efficient inner-city traffic of the city of tomorrow at: households and companies can use cars, but at the same time they do not have any cars. This creates a real laboratory for the testing of new complex mobility approaches on the district level, which can also be considered the largest innovation project for car sharing and electromobility as part of a urban development project in Europe.”- Prof. Jurgen Bruns-Berentelg, Chairman of the Management Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH

Joachim Black, Managing Director of the Cambio Group, says that authorized living is one of the company’s horses. For a long time, Cambio work together with future-oriented housing companies. “That we can now realize this for a whole quarters, and also with a high proportion of pure, small electric cars, longer term, makes us happy. Like more of it.”

Dr. Anjes Tjarks, Senator for Transport and Mobility, adds that the stationary carsharing offer is a cornerstone of the ITS Anchor Project Smart Mobility Hafen-City. “The design of the street space in the quarters is directly affecting the quality of life in our city – mobility transition and urban development must be hand in hand,” says Tjarks. In the development of the Eastern HafenCity, the Hanseatic city has set the opportunity from the beginning to integrate the mobility of the future into the district. “For the mobility transition and climate protection in traffic, the Hamburgers and Hamburgers need convincing and comfortable alternatives to their own car. A wide car sharing offer helps to make less cars on the streets, we have more space for all road users and yet can be borrowed at any time as needed a suitable car.”

The mobility concept of the HafenCity prioritizes the foot and cycling and public transport (metro, S-Bahn, buses and ferries) for organic reasons and to increase urban dreams (metro, S-Bahn, buses and ferries). This also includes the goal of reducing the car ownership in the HafenCity and in other districts substantially. The car-arm approach of the Eastern HafenCity starts with the fact that in principle less private parking spaces per residential unit are realized. The parking space key is reduced to 0.4 parking spaces per residential unit. For commercial buildings, with the exception of accommodation companies, the share corresponds to 25 to 30 percent. So the flowing as resting car traffic overall should be reduced. In addition, the construction effort for the production of large underground garages and the needs of parking spaces in public space is lowered, which significantly increases the quality of stay and reduce the ecological footprint of the buildings.

For the station-based carsharing, at least 30 percent of private and 5 percent of the commercial pitches are provided in principle. Part of the required infrastructure provide the property owners. In addition to the parking spaces in the underground garages, this includes a functional charging infrastructure and the wireless and mobile connections for the transfer of booking and billing data of the cars.

“More and more people want not only affordable living in good quality, but a mobility without their own parking in front of the front door. That means: living and mobility must always be thought of together, and that’s exactly what we do. For example, if we have limited private parking lots in underground garages in the HafenCity in connection with attractive car sharing offerings, then it makes building and making it cheaper. In this way, we find solutions that offer different forms of mobility, recover the public spaces for man and nature and strengthen the quarters and their centers overall. The result is a higher quality of life through equally higher user-friendliness and sustainability. This increases the attractiveness of the neighborhoods for people of all income groups.”- DR. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Senator for urban development and living Hamburg

In the initial equipment, at least 40 percent of all pitches for residential and office buildings in the districts of Elbbrucken and Baakenhafen are equipped with charging points, all other parking spaces are preinstalled. By 2027, around 1500 underground parking spaces are expected to be equipped with a charging point of type 2.

The mobility contract between Cambio and the GKNM will be up to 31. July 2028 closed and then automatically extends for another two years if none of the two parties announces. In order to further promote the transition from the private car to the carsharing fleet, the GKNM pays for stations, which are put into operation by 2023, also a pro rata temporary innovation premium, for an oversupply of carsharing vehicles during the initial development phase.

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  1. Car Sharing is a great thing as long as I stay in the big city. But when I visit the parents in Luneburg on the weekend, the car is 2 days around there. This will then be difficult to match the interests of those involved by matching tariffs. Probably one will say, take a rental car for this case. And for the security guard or cleaning lady, the topic of car then died.


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