DE Germany TRENDSETTER cities for 30 km/h

The first 30 km/h zone ever was implemented in the German city Buxtehude, as a part of a pilote project investigating traffic calming measures.
Many German 30 km/h zones count at night times only.

Bad Dürrheim      12600 residents 30 km/h in the whole municipality in 1989, first implementations in 1989
Bad Wörishofen    14.700 residents Implementing 30 km/h in the whole city centre; lawsuit with superior administration in order to be allowed to.
Berlin 3.452.900 residents many zones with 30 km/h at night, pilote project to investigate reduction of traffic noise in 1999/2000; pilote project “Beusselstraße” (following residents´ lawsuit)
Bielefeld 330.000 residents 30 km/h in about half of all residential areas, trial planned with main roads;
Bodenmais      3.300 residents health resort, well-known for its healthy climate; 30 km/h in residential quarters was implemented after guests had complained repeatedly about speeding; 30 km/h extended to main roads since 2010
Bremen 548.600 residents Wide parts of the city with 30 km/h limits; planning to more and more include main roads (24 sections under discussion)
Bremerhaven 108.800 residents several wide 30 km/h zones
Buxtehude    39.800 residents first 30 km/h zone ever, implemented in November 1983; exercised several comprehensive studies covering noise reduction, air pollutants, urban green, accidents, acceptance among business people
Denzlingen    13.400 residents 30 km/h in almost all areas, except main road. One road was reallocated in order to make implementation of 30 km/h possible (2013)
Dresden 530.800 residents 30 km/h zones in residential areas, pilot project for 30 km/h on main roads, interesting scientifical studies
Freiburg 220.300 residents 30km/h in residential areas was implemented in 80-ies and 90-ies; 400 km of the 580 km network are 30 km/h zones; new: extension to nearly all main roads under discussion
Göttingen 117.000 residents 30 km/h in the city centre, additionally on 8 main roads; a pilot project with 30 km/h in the whole municipality currently under discussion (legal problems due to German legislation)
Hamburg 1.746.300 residents first concept for 30 km/h in 1983, 500 zones with 30 km/h already in 1987
Hannover 518.400 residents 30 km /h in the whole city centre, implemented in 2009
Heidelberg 152.100 residents 30 km/h in residential areas since mid-90ies
Herzogenrath    46.500 residents 30 km/h in all residential areas, introduced in 1991
Hilden    54.800 residents 30 km/h in all residential areas, introduced in 1991
Karlsruhe 299.100 residents vast areas of the city with 30 km/h zones (about two thirds)
Köln 1.034.200 residents first major city in Germany with more than 50% of the municipality with 30 km/h zones
Magdeburg 231.000 residents introduction of numerous 30 km/h zones since about 1995
Marburg 72.000 residents 30 km/h in the whole city, start in 2012
Memmingen    41.800 residents first seven zones with 30 km/h implemented in 1986; today 23 zones including the whole historic centre
Meschede    30.100 residents 30 km/h in the whole city centre, introduced in September 2013
München 1.407.800 residents 1988 first zone with 30 km/h (“Siedlung am Lerchenauer See”), about 80% of road network with 30 km/h in 2012 (with 30% of the traffic)
Münster 299.700 residents 30 km/h in all residential areas (> 150 areas, 75% of the road network); main roads not included
Neuenburg am Rhein    12.042 residents 30 km/h on all urban minor roads, roundabouts and traffic-calmed streets, where children are allowed to play, were set up to ensure compliance
Plankstadt    10.000 residents good results after implementation of 30 km/h on the main thoroughfare, the main road was downgraded to local road in order to make the measure possible
Solingen 155.800 residents 30 km/h in various residential areas
Stuttgart 604.300 residents 30 km/h on ab. 85% of residential roads, plus on a main road (Schickhardstraße and Schwabtunnel)
Ulm 119.200 residents 30 km/h in several parts of the city
Wernigerode    33.500 residents 30 km/h on all residential roads of the city centre, inclusion of main roads planned
Winterberg    12.800 residents 30 km/h in the city centre and on thoroughfares of neighbouring communities, pilote project in 2013
Wülfrath    20.900 residents 30 km/h in the city centre
Wuppertal 345.000 residents 30 km/h on two thirds of the city, mostly implemented after 1992