Mobility in Potsdam

The first round of the survey is now closed. We thank the many residents of Potsdam and the surrounding communities for participating in the survey. The second round of the survey will follow in early 2018.


Urban mobility is a key issue to making cities more inclusive, safer, and more environmentally friendly. To ensure a sustainable future, local policy should, among other actions, aim to improve access to sustainable transport systems and enhance mobility opportunities, while at the same time addressing critical environmental and health targets.

In order to assess whether these objectives are met, transport measures should be regularly evaluated from a social and environmental perspective.

The implementation of such measures raises many questions: How do interactions affect the quality of life of the residents? What is the perception of the inhabitants with respect to changes in the mobility network? Does the public accept the policies? Citizens' opinions and the acceptance of environmental policies are crucial to successful implementation.

In this context, we are conducting an anonymous online survey on the short-term, test-case implementation of changes to traffic patterns in the Zeppelinstrasse. This work is supported by the city of Potsdam’s initiative "Besser mobil. Besser leben." (English: “Better mobility. Better life.”). All those living in Potsdam or the surrounding area are welcome to participate in this scientific study. More information about the traffic model and the initiative "Better mobility. Better life." are available below.

Are you living in Potsdam or in the surrounding area? Do you find the mobility decisions of residents and commuters important? Do you have an opinion on the implementation of the traffic pattern policy in the Zeppelinstrasse?

Let us know your honest opinion. This information is urgently needed to assess the mobility opportunities and the acceptance of traffic measures in Potsdam.

The survey is now closed. The second round of the survey will follow in early 2018.

Zeppelinstrasse Temporary Traffic Measure

In order to improve the mobility network in Potsdam, the number of lanes in the Zeppelinstraße will be reduced for six months. For drivers there will be one lane for each direction of traffic, as well as a turn lane. The additional space will be made available to buses and cyclists.

In order to understand how this measure is perceived by the citizens of Potsdam and the surrounding communities, the IASS is conducting a survey. The aim of the survey is to determine the acceptance and awareness of the traffic measure in connection with sustainability topics.

“Besser mobil. Besser leben.”

Potsdam, the capital of the state of Brandenburg, is on its way to a sustainable future. With the "Besser mobil. Besser leben." initiative, the administration has put conscious effort to the promotion of sustainable mobility and thereby a positive attitude towards life in the city. The initiative was kicked off with a Mobility Day event in 2015 and will continue for several years. Potsdam's citizens will be informed about the core issues of sustainable mobility and alternatives to the use of the car in the dynamically developing state capital over the next few years.