Focusing on the Smart City aspects of Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a big European City with more than 700 000 inhabitants, whose particularity is to host 51% of women. The city even has its own Department of Women’s Affairs whose mission is to ensure that the women of Frankfurt enjoy the same opportunities and prospects in all areas of society as men. The city acts in many fields to allow women to find their way, such as in culture, education and counselling, gender equality, labour, diversity integration…

Beside this aspect, Frankfurt follows a real policy of sustainable development through different aspects, first in designing the city. It’s known that Germany took action as a pionner in the fields of renewable energies, smart buildings and electric vehicles and indeed, it’s because, they have a global vision of development to ease people’s life and facilitate transports to limit CO2 emissions.

Frankfurt is a city committed to Climate Change and now has a quite long experience in this field. As an example, the Low Emission Zone was set up in 2008 and as of 1st January 2012, only vehicles with the green badge are allowed entry. The aim is to reduce the concentration of fine particle pollution and nitrogen dioxide in order to maintain air quality standards. The Clean Air Plan came into effect on 14.11.2011. You can download it here HMUELV (2011): Luftreinhalteplan Frankfurt.

Frankfurt also facilitates cycling: Anyone who wants to use a bicycle to investigate the city and its surroundings will find many bicycle paths and bicycle routes. The bicycle route planner for Frankfurt am Main and the federal state of Hesse (Radroutenplaner Hessen) provides interesting suggestions. There is also the 75-kilometre Green Corridor Bicycle Path (GrünGürtel-Radweg), which encircles the entire city, and a 10-kilometre bicycle path around the Höchst industrial park. Frankfurt is also connected to two long-distance bicycle paths (the R 3 and the R 8). There is no extra charge for taking bicycles onto local public transport, and many bike & ride places are available.

Frankfurt and public transport: approximately 300,000 commuters travel to work in the Main metropolis every day on work days. This figure is supplemented by countless visitors and tourists, who use the well-developed local transport network. In addition to the bus routes, many underground and suburban railways operate in local transport. In addition to the suburban railways, the regional trains of the Rhine-Main transport association are also available for trips into the surrounding area of Frankfurt.

Frankfurt and railway: Frankfurt central station is the most important rail transport hub in Germany. Every day, more than 1,100 trains connect the city with many national and international destinations and around 700 suburban railway trains take passengers to stations within Frankfurt and the surrounding area. More than 350,000 passengers and visitors from home and abroad use this station every day. To be able to manage this great volume of traffic, the central station has more than 25 platforms in five departure halls.

FRANKFURT FROM ABOVE – A City Redesigned

FRANKFURT FROM ABOVE – A City RedesignedThis exciting film project is the result of a collaboration between the Frankfurt Convention Bureau / Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board and the Frankfurt Fair & Exhibition Centre Frankfurt. Take to the skies with a remote-controlled drone and enjoy breathtaking bird’s-eye views of the metropolis on the River Main, including the museum embankment, the city skyline, the European Central Bank (ECB), Festival Hall, the Römerberg old town square, St Paul’s Church, Frankfurt Airport and the many beautiful green spaces of Frankfurt such as its botanical gardens. The interplay between the drone footage and the video sequences of Herman Helle’s miniature model of Frankfurt – on display at the Historical Museum Frankfurt – guarantees to keep you watching till the very end! #visitfrankfurtAn exciting video project by the Frankfurt Convention Bureau (www.frankfurt-convention-bureau.com) / Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board and the Frankfurt Fair & Exhibition Centre (www.messefrankfurt.com/frankfurt/en). Film production: Department Studios Frankfurt: www.departmentstudios.deEin spannendes Filmprojekt des Frankfurt Convention Bureau / Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main und der Messe Frankfurt Venue. Tauchen Sie ein in den Flug mit der Drohne über Mainhattan: über das Museumsufer, die Skyline, die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB), die Festhalle, den Römer, die Paulskirche, den Flughafen und das grüne Frankfurt mit dem Palmengarten. Lassen Sie sich überraschen von dem Zusammenspiel der Aufnahmen des kreativen Frankfurt Modells von Herman Helle – zu sehen im Historischen Museum – und der Realität. #visitfrankfurtEin außergewöhnliches Filmprojekt des Frankfurt Convention Bureau / Tourismus und Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main (www.frankfurt-convention-bureau.de) and der Messe Frankfurt Venue (www.messefrankfurt.com). Filmproduktion: Department Studios Frankfurt: DEPARTMENT STUDIOS

Publiée par Frankfurt – Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main sur Vendredi 3 novembre 2017

More information about the City of Frankfurt: https://www.frankfurt.de/

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** IMEDD Monaco is a media partner for the City of Frankfurt, MesseFrankfurt and Musikmesse.

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