|Car-Free Living (Wohnen ohne Auto am Osterbekkanal)|
|Brief Description||Car-free living has become a reality in the Barmbek-Nord district in Hamburg! Tenants living in the flats of the first pilot project are under contract to not use a car in their daily lives. While this has some downsides, by having everyone live car-free, the project allows for many different benefits. The Saarlandstraße project is characterised by an exceptional high quality of residential environment. Safe walking and cycling trails are available in the neighbourhood, and the green areas are free of exhaust gases and engine noise. Also, because cars are not necessary, the space where car parks and driveways used to be can be transformed into green spaces such as playgrounds and public gardens.
To make sure that living without a car is still functional, the community has been made very accessible by public transportation, which is within walking distance from almost everywhere in the community.
|Field||Living/Green spaces: Improving availability, quality and use, Moving: Cycling, Moving: Walking, Moving: Public Transportation|
|Impact||Health, Environmental sustainability|
|Target Group||General population|
|INHERIT Perspective||Living without a car has been chosen as an innovative approach to urban development. It has theoretical potential to be translated in other neighbourhoods and even countries. It supports to improve physical health by active moving. In addition, more green spaces without cars and traffic jam are results of the initiative. It supports local employment and neighbourly relationships. It has a direct influence on changing individual behaviour and lifestyle.|
|Detailed description PDF filename||Download file|
|Contact||Wohnwarft eG Saarlandstraße 6c 22303 Hamburg Telefon: + 49 40 – 52 59 07 80 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|