Sven von Ungern-Sternberg - Freiburg’s Experience with Bicycle Politics

Sven von Ungern Sternberg was Mayor of Freiburg for 20 years in charge of urban design and transportation planning, guiding Freiburg’s great achievements in becoming Europe’s foremost example of a sustainable, green, healthy and child-friendly city.  For this, the city has won numerous awards, including the 1993 IMCL Vision Award.

At the Bristol Conference, Sven’s talk focused on Freiburg’s learning process as they developed their model 450 km (280 miles) bicycle network, integrating it into the larger multi-modal system, and adding supporting facilities.