As it stands, around half of the land making up Hamburg
The green network is designed to encourage outdoor activities along with mitigating the impact of climate change and flooding
In addition to building new routes for a better connected city, the plan involves significant upgrades to existing paths and spaces
The plan includes improving and connecting large parks in the inner city
The plan includes closing gaps in the outer ring along with improved signposting and installation of new facilities
Its hard to imagine a major metropolis devoid of cars in any country, let alone in the home of celebrated brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Germany's affection for all things automotive may be in for a shake up however, with the city of Hamburg setting the wheels in motion for its "Green Network," a bold plan make cars an optional mode of transport in the city within 15-20 years.
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