Spatial concept Blue village Franklin
Type of solution: Spatial planning
In the surrounding of Mannheim different US Army areas are located. Mannheim has different plans for these areas. For the Benjamin Franklin area a housing area is foreseen. It is called the ‘Blue Village Franklin’ and forms a ‘model project’ for sustainable spatial planning and mobility. The area is parallel to the B38, connecting to the highways A6 and A659. For this area spatial planning and mobility go hand in hand. The mobility plan is based on three pillars:
– An access and road network which deals with various mobility modes and treats equal (focus on people);
– Well-organized public transport (low-emission);
– Additional a sharing system for bicycles and cars, autonomous driving and attractive services. One of these services is the mobility- app to make a multimodal transport approachable. This app shows personal mobility advices and for the inhabitants of this area mobility offers are available. This idea has some concepts of Mobility as a Service.