Located at the intersection of two European transport corridors, the Karlsruhe region faces opportunities and challenges in the field of transport in all its facets. However, thanks to the region's long-standing tradition and pioneering role in innovative mobility solutions, the challenges have almost never been an issue. It is not for nothing that we refer to our region as the cradle of mobility. The region is home to world-renowned research and development institutions, companies and highly ambitious local authorities, which is the basis for a functioning mobility culture.
The region today plays a leading role in the development of innovative and sustainable mobility solutions, such as the tram-train-system known worldwide as the Karlsruhe model, as well as its pioneering role in car sharing and its designation as the bicycle friendly city in Germany. In addition, the region is also very active in the internationally renowned research landscape and also puts such research projects into practice. One example is the regiomove project, which offers multimodal, region-wide mobility stations and a customized app that combines several modes of transport.
As a hub of international transport routes with important waterways, highways and railroads, the region is actively involved in transnational and cross-border administrative partnerships. The Main Line for Europe and the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) Rhine-Alpine Corridor are just two examples of this.