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Improving Urban Mobility and the Quality of Cycle Paths in Chemnitz

Test cycle paths in Chemnitz via app and survey on cycle path design wishes - Project NUMIC from Chemnitz University of Technology, City of Chemnitz and Fraunhofer IAO enters the next phase

With the new NUMIC app, citizens have the opportunity to support the project in improving the infrastructure for cycling and walking mobility and to locate concrete proposals for design recommendations. NUMIC stands for "New urban mobility awareness in Chemnitz". The project team, consisting of researchers from the Chemnitz University of Technology, partners from the City of Chemnitz at the TU Dresden, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and the Munich-based technology company innosabi, wants to promote the meaningful redesign of the traffic area in the City of Chemnitz with a view to the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.

With the now available app, routes can be recorded in order to get a better understanding of the used routes in Chemnitz. Interested parties can take part in the practical test of the app in the week from 12 to 16 October 2020 in the city of Chemnitz. The test will take about half an hour. To participate, interested parties will receive a smartphone with which the various functions of the app - including the recording of routes - can be tried out. Participants can also give feedback on change requests. The test of the app will take place outdoors and will be connected with a short walk in the city center. Hygiene regulations will be observed and the smartphones will be thoroughly disinfected after each use.

Interested parties can register online. An individual appointment will be made.

New survey for the evaluation of the NUMIC model route is running

In addition, the project team is again conducting surveys with citizens of Chemnitz along the NUMIC model route and the Chemnitz Valley Cycle Route. This time, concrete design and change requests are collected at various intersections and crossings. The survey takes about 20 minutes and takes place at the following times and places:

  • 06.10. to 08.10: Crossing Hans Ziegler road/ Carl von Ossietzky road
  • Crossing Zschopauer Strasse/Rosa-Luxemburgstrasse
  • 13.10. to 15.10. Chemnitztalradweg - Bridge Lohrstraße

Interested parties can also come along on the days mentioned until 7 pm and take part with their ideas.

Additional information from Madlen Günther at and 0371 531-39892.

Keyword: NUMIC

The NUMIC project aims to contribute to changing the choice of transport modes and the transport behavior of the Chemnitz population. The project is being implemented in cooperation with project partners from industry and science; the city of Chemnitz is responsible for coordinating the project. Together with citizens, urban development changes and sustainable traffic concepts are to be developed. In addition to the City of Chemnitz, the project team includes researchers from Chemnitz University of Technology, TU Dresden, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and the Munich-based technology company innosabi. NUMIC is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Information about the NUMIC project, the model route and the ideas competition:

Contact us: Madlen Günther, telephone 0371 531-39892, e-mail, and André Dettmann, telephone 0371 531-32278, e-mail

(Author: Matthias Fejes / Translation: Chelsea Burris)

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