Munich

Key Dates:
September 3, 2023 (Steinhuber Straßenfest)

Key neighbourhoods/areas:
Steinhuber Miniblock

Scenarios and behaviours tested:
15-Minute City concept
Street interactions and behaviours

Tested with who:
Citizens during the Steinhuber Straßenfest

Launch:
June 2022

Data collection closed:
April 28, 2023

Key neighbourhoods/areas:
Glockenbachviertel and Schlachthofviertel

Tested with who:
Participants recruited online and via paper questionnaires

EXAMPLES OF STREET EXPERIMENTS TESTED

Piazza Zenetti is an example of how a street experiment can be used to repurpose parking spaces. Formerly used as 20 car parking spots, between June and November 2019 this part of the street was transformed for two new functions: space for shared (e-)mobility, and a neighbourhood square where the community can meet. Straddling either side of Zennetiplatz, on one side you can find an open square with new public furniture, planters, and other communal features such as a book exchange and a notice board. On the other side of the street, you will find a docking point for MVG rental bikes and an electric vehicle charging station. There are plans from the city to remove this space and create a permanent public space.

The Holzplatz Summer Plaza is a temporary transformation that took place during the 2022 summer months as part of the City of Munich’s Summer Streets initiative. The programme is aimed at reimagining city streets during the summer months, by converting them into traffic-reduced areas or play areas that encourage movement and leisure (Munchen Unterwegs, 2022). As part of the 2022 initiative, a total of nine streets were converted into summer streets: two play streets and seven traffic-reduced areas. Holzplatz is a public square with fronting cafés and restaurants. The Summer Plaza intervention at Holzplatz consisted of expanding the existing square by converting 6 parking spots into public space, as well as the addition of public seating, greenery such as moveable planters with flowers and palm trees, bicycle parking spaces, and outdoor tables for the existing restaurants. Additionally, the access road running alongside Holzplatz was converted into a traffic-calmed area with requirements to drive at walking speed, thus prioritising pedestrians, lingering, children’s play and cycling. These interventions utilised temporary materials.

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Developing Strategies for Change During Street Experiments

Many factors at play when it comes to organizing successful street experiments. In our research, we identified enablers and barriers that either support or limit street experiments on their way to triggering system change. Additionally, we recognized the role that municipalities adopt towards street experiments as particularly important in this process. The Developing Strategies for Change workshop brings these findings together and offers an interactive format for civil servants to explore different roles and enable collaboration between departments.

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Conversation Starter Deck

Organising a street experiment is a complex process. The Conversation Starter Deck is just that – designed to start the conversation about organizing a street experiment. The input for this deck is cards, drawn from insights generated during the EXTRA project. The questions on these cards are intended to provide policy-makers and experiment organisers with an overview of the most important aspects to consider while organising a street experiment. At the same time, it offers a unique and interactive form to engage diverse departments and discuss experiment goals and ambitions.

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GOAT (Geo Open Accessibility Tool)

GOAT is a digital planning tool designed to enhance sustainable mobility and urban development by integrating various accessibility indicators. It utilizes a broad spectrum of data, including points of interest, buildings, population data, land use, and environmental data. Tailored for local authorities, regions, and planning offices, GOAT aims to streamline planning processes, fostering efficiency, collaboration, and data-driven decision-making. Using OpenStreetMap data, it offers isochrones, multi-isochrones, heatmaps and scenarios supporting walking, cycling, and wheelchair accessibility assessments. Moreover, its digital accessibility facilitates participatory methods, engaging stakeholders, practitioners, citizens, and academics in exploring accessibility impacts in various cases.

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D4AMS (Dashboard for Alternative Mobility Scenarios)

The Dashboard for Alternative Mobility Scenarios (D4AMS) allows policymakers and mobility experts to explore the mobility outcomes of street experiments and shared mobility options on the city level. Various scenarios are presented for four case study cities: Ghent, Bologna, Munich, and Amsterdam. These scenarios include different configurations of shared mobility options and street closure plans, allowing for comparative analysis. The dashboard website also contains more information on the methodology and outlines major policy guidelines.

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IAPI (Assessing Inclusive Accessibility by Proximity)

IAPI is a GIS-based quantitative methodology for assessing accessibility, through active mobility, to a basket of daily, essential services at the district and city levels. IAPI measures accessibility by considering how the technical performances and perceived qualities of the neighborhood’s paths and public spaces can influence active mobility for pedestrians, people with reduced mobility, and cyclists. By using open data – mainly from OSM – integrated with crowdsourced information collected via citizen direct involvement, IAPI is designed to maximize scalability, transferability, and the level of customization for context-sensitive applications.

 

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StreetECHO

StreetECHO is a comprehensive open-source toolkit designed to facilitate stakeholder engagement with communities in the transformation of urban streets, emphasising the importance of diverse citizen perspectives, experiences, needs, and values related to city streets. This toolkit comprises a suite of tools including a data collection survey and a street mapping tool for documenting individual perceptions of street transformation. It also features a dynamic data visualisation tool, allowing users to navigate and engage with aggregated data in real-time. Additionally, StreetECHO offers a detailed workshop protocol for community engagement workshops, ensuring inclusive and effective participation.

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