With a population of just over 1.5 million inhabitants organized in 25 boroughs, Munich is the capital of Bavaria and the third most populated city in Germany. Munich is a European center for digitalization, science, technology, innovation, education and tourism with very high standards of life quality. The economic sector is based on the automotive industry, insurance & technology business, IT- and tech companies and startups, biotechnology, services and tourism, creative and gaming industries, and the strong Mittelstand (SMEs).
Munich is a pivotal European crossroad for air, rail and road transport and an urban node at the intersection of two TEN-T corridors: the Scan-Med and the Rhine-Danube corridor. The central station is a hub for the corridors Budapest-Paris and Helsinki-Palermo; new train tracks for freight trains run as part of the Scan-Med corridor to Italy via Austria. The Munich airport (cargo) and the new electric tracks towards Bodensee are also part of the TEN-T network. In 2019 the City Council of Munich passed a resolution to develop an overall strategy for shared mobility and an integrated Vision Zero road safety concept. Both will be integrated into the Munich SUMP which will be developed starting in 2020.
Further on Munich is host of the Digital Hub Mobility. The Digital Hub Mobility is part of the Germany-wide Digital Hub Initiative, which was initiated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Established companies work together with innovation partners from the start-up scene and science at twelve networked locations. The Digital Hub Mobility enables the digital mobility innovations of the future to emerge with the help of Munich’s unique ecosystem.
In MOVE21 the City of Munich is represented by the Department of Public Order Road Traffic Division, Transport and Mobility Management.
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