Traffic Planning and Consulting

More Speed Limit 30

In its Urban Development Plan for Transportation, Berlin’s city government decided to introduce a 30km/h speed limit on more street segments. Together with a city working group, the VMZ researched which street segments were good candidates for speed limit 30 during the day or at night according to safety, noise and air pollution considerations.

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Goodbye traffic jams: A Concept for the LISA Corridor East.

Goodbye traffic jams: A Concept for the LISA Corridor East. It’s best to avoid traffic congestion on motorways with a wide detour. LISA (trans-province information and strategy management) makes this possible. The VMZ developed a framework which now informs LISA for wide stretches of Eastern Germany. Based on our in-house procedure for network-wide strategic planning, the concept defines detour strategies and makes prognoses for technical and organizational implementation.

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Strategies for E-Mobility

Electromobility is a critical building block in the transportation revolution. VMZ helps you estimate the opportunities: Where is there concrete potential for your municipality, your city, or your region? What is the current status of charging infrastructure and where is there a need for expanding it? How can we make better use of existing infrastructure? Which locations are suitable for increasing capacities?

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Traffic Management IGA Berlin 2017

The International Garden Show 2017 was a highlight in Berlin’s calendar. The VMZ contributed with a transportation concept determining expected crowd flows and analyzing their distribution among entrances and the transportation options car, bus, tram, subway, and commuter rail. This analysis was the basis for solutions for concrete measures and protection of local residents.

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Concrete Measures IGA Berlin 2017

Day for day ten thousands of visitors found their way quickly, safely and comfortably to the ‘Sea of Colors’ at the International Garden Show Berlin. Their arrival and departure happened without burdening local residents. The VMZ contributed by developing concrete plans for signage and steering of visitor flows on the basis of their transportation concept.

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Traffic Data Management

You need reliable data on traffic conditions? The VMZ prepares tailored traffic data and also integrates its own collected data with data from external sources. Our services range from planning and management of local sensors to data collection, acquisition, selection, harmonization, and quality control, and user-tailored analysis, provision, and archival.

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Disruption Management

What to do when traffic and transportation flows are interrupted? It’s best to be prepared with alternative routes on hand. The VMZ helps by determining the risk for incidents and breakdowns on your transportation network and developing reliable action plans – for single areas or the whole network. We show you whether and where you need to improve your information system and implement software which will put every involved control center in the position to react quickly, safely, and in a coordinated manner.

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Traffic Detection AVUS Site

The AVUS is the most important traffic hub on the way to Berlin. Construction here requires removing traffic sensors. The VMZ planned, implemented and managed a suitable replacement so that Berliners and visitors could still remain informed about the current traffic situation.

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Traffic Research for Stone Brewing

A brewery, factory store and large restaurant for 1,200 guests – Californian company Stone Brewing’s first step into Europe was a major project. For its headquarters, Stone asked the VMZ to research expected industrial and tourist traffic and the necessary measures to manage it all smoothly.

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Transportation Solutions for Big Events.

The success of an event begins with visitors’ arrival. The VMZ creates intermodal transportation concepts for your large event and guides you in implementing them: We determine daily time-based demand for public transport and traffic volumes, determine the modal split, simulate the traffic distribution and check capacities. On this basis we then plan arrival and departure routes, determine the demand for bus and car parking spots, and develop transportation organization and infrastructure measures. On request we also provide evaluation and recommendations for further improvement for the next event.

Traffic Planning and Consulting

Evaluation UVM Potsdam

With its ‘Environment- Oriented Traffic Management’ (UVM), Brandenburg’s capital city aims to reduce air pollution levels by facilitating a continuous traffic flow. The VMZ configured an IMMIS Simulation system to determine the effect of flow-interrupting traffic light configurations on air and traffic quality.

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Disruption Analysis for Urban Autobahn

Where is traffic flowing smoothly on the city motorway? Where is there congestion? When? And why? The VMZ gave Berlin’s Senate answers to these questions: We analysed the data on traffic volumes and quality, determined disruption causes, and developed efficient solutions for critical segments of Berlin’s 100km-long network of city highways.

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Traffic Situation Analysis Spreepark

A master plan will clarify how Berlin’s attractive Spreepark waterfront area should be used in the future. A traffic concept developed by the VMZ is a core element: The VMZ analysed the existing traffic situation, determined future visitor and economic traffic volumes, and created detailed development concepts.

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Renovation of Rudolf Wissell Bridge

Two years of construction on the city motorway? For many Berliners a nightmare situation. The VMZ Berlin determined how to keep traffic moving past the construction site, created a plan for alternative routes and an information concept for drivers, and evaluated these measures for future renovation plans.

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Residential Noise Maps

Every five years the EU Commission requires new residential noise maps. Brandenburg province entrusted VMZ experts with Level 3 mapping. The result: Graphs and data tables as well as noise maps which fulfill all the requirements of the EU and the German Federal Immission Control Act, giving a reliable basis for provincial-level planning.

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Traffic Trends for City Bus Planning

Berlin’s main public transport provider BVG wanted to investigate how traffic on Berlin’s main streets was changing so it could update bus line departure times and frequencies. The VMZ analysed traffic volumes and quality from recent years and identified trends, problem points, and impact on bus service and punctuality.

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Track and Field World Championship

1,800 athletes, 1,700 officials, 3,500 media representatives and 500,000 spectators – The World Championship 2009 was a megaevent even for Berlin. The VMZ developed the framework concept for traffic surrounding the Olympic Stadium and inner city race route for the 9-day event.

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Extended Urban Development Plan Potsdam

Potsdam is growing, and to keep up, the city administration prepared an urban development plan in the area of transportation. Yet the public and politicians wanted more – above all on the question of Modal Split and regarding the plan’s Scenario for Sustainable Mobility. VMZ updated and deepened the existing plan on the basis of detailed analyses, assessment and new scenarios.

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Football World Cup 2006

The world had its eyes on the Berlin Olympic Stadium and the Fan Mile viewing area along a major city street from the group phase through the final match. The VMZ’s differentiated transportation plan ensured the smooth arrival and departure of teams and spectators and helped make the World Cup a pleasant experience for nearby residents and other Berliners.

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Charging Station Location Concept Berlin

Electric carsharing is booming in Berlin, and the VMZ is in the thick of it. Users and carsharing providers demand a dense charging station network, and charging station providers want high station usage. To meet both needs, we determined how best to expand the charging station network with a new model-supported procedure which can also help carsharing providers optimize their offers.

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Renovation of Mariendorf Gas Works

An old gas works is being transformed into a new industrial area for Berlin. The GASAG utility company contracted the VMZ to investigate how to ensure smooth-flowing traffic even when the industrial area is running at full capacity. The result: Differentiated scenarios for future traffic volumes confirmed the project’s feasibility – and made recommendations for concrete measures.