Planning & concepts

Gain an insight into urban development! This page offers a comprehensive collection of city-wide concepts and plans that are shaping the face and future of our city. From comprehensive development strategies to detailed specialised plans, you will find a variety of documents that provide insights into the urban development of Eberswalde.

City-wide concepts

Das Integrierte Energie- und Klimaschutzkonzept bildet die Basis für die aktuelle Eberswalder Energie- und Klimapolitik. Es bündelt die vielfältigen Aktivitäten vor Ort, leitet realistische Handlungsempfehlungen ab und dient als Grundlage für die derzeitigen Klimaschutz- und Anpassungsmaßnahmen.
In den Jahren 2012 und 2013 wurden das Konzept mit breiter Beteiligung der Stadtgesellschaft erarbeitet. Bestands- und Potenzialanalysen zeigten zunächst das Handlungsspektrum auf, welches anschließend in verschiedenen Szenarien konkretisiert wurde, so dass letzlich das Leitbild „Energie+Stadt Eberswalde 2030“ entwickelt werden konnte. Als Ergebnis wurde ein umfangreiches Handlungskonzept mit 56 Maßnahmen in den folgenden Bereichen erstellt:

  • Erneuerbare Energien
  • Energetische Sanierung - öffentliche Gebäude
  • Energetische Sanierung - Wohngebäude
  • Nah- und Fernwärme
  • Klimaangepasste Stadtentwicklung
  • Mobilität - Verkehr
  • Straßenbeleuchtung
  • Interne Strukturen und Prozesse
  • Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung

Am 12. Dezember 2013 wurden das Konzept sowie ein umsetzungsorientierter Aktionsplan von der Stadtverordnetenversammlung beschlossen. Der Aktionsplan soll die zügige Umsetzung durch erste, konkrete Maßnahmen absichern.

Das Konzept und der daran gebundene Umsetzungsprozess werden innerhalb der Stadtverwaltung durch das Baudezernat sowie eine ämterübergreifende Arbeitsgruppe unter Leitung des Klimaschutzmanagers koordiniert und begleitet.

Zur Erarbeitung des Konzeptes erhielt Eberswalde eine Förderung aus dem RENplus -Programm des Landes Brandenburg bzw. dem Fonds für Regionale Entwicklung der Europäischen Union.

Integriertes Energie- und Klimaschutzkonzept


Transport development planning

The Mobility Plan 2030+ as an integrated overall work the programme, which comprises a total of four modules and a preceding (summarising) framework plan, can be viewed and downloaded below:

Framework plan - "Mobile in Eberswalde" Mobility Plan 2030+ and Attachments
Component I - Transport development plan and Attachments
Module II - Noise action plan and plants
Building block III - Clean air plan
Module IV - Mobility management and Attachments

Our Mobility Plan 2030+ was adopted by a majority of the city council on 26 November 2020 and funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the state of Brandenburg. It thus replaces the transport development plan, noise action plan and clean air plan from 2008 on which Eberswalde's transport development was previously based.

At the end of 2018, we started with the aim of improving the quality of life by increasing the efficiency of transport systems while reducing the impact of traffic. The challenge here is that our society is becoming increasingly mobile. We are travelling more than ever before and spending more and more time in traffic. Today, goods are also planned and delivered on time. It is therefore important to plan future transport development with a vision

Under the guiding principle: "Together - future-orientated - mobile" measures were planned, evaluated and defined in coordination with all stakeholders (including citizens, politicians, interest groups, institutions, etc.) in various event formats.

These are to be implemented gradually over the coming years and their effectiveness regularly evaluated. This is the only way to determine whether the implementation of the measures has achieved the intended objectives or whether appropriate adjustments may need to be discussed. This must always take place against the background of the respective framework conditions; the framework conditions can also change over time. The Mobility Plan 2030+ operates on two integrated temporal observation levels: the current situation and the forecast. The actual state reflects the current situation. It therefore describes the current traffic conditions in Eberswalde. The planning horizon is aimed at the year 2030 and the following years. A distinction is made between two general approaches (forecast zero case vs. forecast plan case) in the traffic forecast. The state's current plans also refer to the year 2030. This ensures that the planning levels are congruent.

Against this backdrop, the Mobility Plan 2030+ defines long-term objectivescorresponding to the today's political decisions will also apply beyond the year 2030 should. It thus defines a long-term strategic perspective that is supported by the measures and the action plan. Accordingly, the mobility plan is on the one hand a framework plan and guideline for future political decisions. On the other hand, it represents a essential basis for upcoming planning represent.

"Cycling is prioritised where the infrastructure meets the needs of cyclists and safety is guaranteed."

With the support of a planning office and with the help of citizens, intensive work has been carried out over the last two years on the further development of cycling. On 25 June 2015, the city councillors unanimously approved the implementation-oriented cycling concept. It serves as a decision-making basis for politicians and the administration for the creation of investment programmes and for the provision of budget funds. A key component of the cycle utilisation concept is the 2030 target network, which should be safe, fast and convenient to cycle on in the future. In order to achieve this, the necessary measures have been developed.

Eberswalde's targeted cycling network covers a total of 143 kilometres and is divided into three categories:

  • Fast cycle connections
  • Main wheel connections
  • Condensing and leisure connections

The high-speed cycle connections are links that enable safe everyday cyclists to make rapid progress and provide access to the centre of Eberswalde from three directions. The main connections serve to link the residential areas, the centre, the secondary centre of Finow and the secondary schools, the university and the railway station. In addition, the densification and leisure connections offer alternative routes away from the main roads in the "shadow network" and in the local area. All measures, the final report and comprehensive maps as well as the brochure "Cycle ... on new routes" can be downloaded below.

Final report - Implementation-oriented cycle utilisation concept Eberswalde

Map of cycling destinations
Map target network
Accidents map
Traffic counts
Map of counting centres
Citizen participation map

Perspective measures
Measure map
Evaluation of measures
Explanation Evaluation Measures

Further investigations and information
Report on bicycle parking facilities
Preliminary planning
Sample solutions
Minutes of meetings

Heegermühler Straße (B167) concept in Eberswalde
Road safety audit for Heegermühler Straße (B167)
Flyer - Cycle traffic guidance in Heegermühler Straße

Sustainable and integrated transport development planning has always been of great importance to the city of Eberswalde. The aim of the city of Eberswalde is to reduce the share of motorised private transport in the modal split, i.e. the distances travelled by car. The measures anchored in the "Mobility Plan 2030+" are intended to significantly increase the share of eco-mobility in overall transport.

The promotion of cycling plays an important role here. Both municipal and higher-level forecasts show a steady increase in the number of commuters using local rail transport in the coming years. Our bicycle car park, located directly at the mobility hub - Eberswalde's main railway station - is a unique hybrid structure.

The construction of the bicycle car park was primarily based on the natural and renewable building material wood. Solar modules and a bee-friendly substrate were also used for the green roof. This represents an important building block in the promotion of cycling. With a total of five entrances, the two-storey structure provides quick and easy parking for 604 bicycles. The Eberswalde bicycle car park was one of five lighthouse projects in Germany to be awarded the German Transport Turnaround Prize in 2022 and also received an award as part of the German Engineering Award 2022.

Flyer bicycle car park (2022)

Guide to bicycle parking
Bicycle parking spaces are an important part of the cycling infrastructure. In order to increase the number of people choosing to cycle in the future, a high level of user-friendliness, easy accessibility to bicycles and the overall quality of the entire cycling infrastructure are the key to success. With the Flyer bicycle parking you will receive a compact overview and the corresponding Guide provides you with detailed knowledge on how to design and realise good bicycle parking spaces.

The fight against climate change also requires urgent measures at a local level, such as in Eberswalde. The transport sector contributes significantly to CO2 emissions. A rethink in urban and transport development planning is crucial in order to promote sustainable mobility. Existing plans in the field of electromobility are to be integrated and implemented through this action plan.

Electromobility action plan (2015)

Searched and found a parking space? On 01.07.2005, a new parking space management system was introduced in the city centre of Eberswalde. This was preceded by the realisation that there was very high parking pressure in some streets, which was due to the coexistence of paid and free parking spaces. While the paid parking spaces were being avoided, the pressure in the surrounding street network was very high.

The results of the analysis can be summarised as follows: Car park management has been highly effective ever since. It has achieved its goal of balancing the demand for parking spaces in public spaces and collective facilities, as well as its goal of making the city centre retail trade and the service providers there more accessible to motorised customers. But where there is light, there is also shadow. Thus, the analysis also includes the sober realisation that individual motorised origin and destination traffic in the city centre has increased unintentionally. On balance, however, the positive effects of parking space management clearly outweigh the negative.

This success was to be carried over to the station suburb in 2008. After a thorough analysis of previous parking space management in the city centre, the station suburb was examined with regard to parking space supply and demand as well as vehicle user groups and their allocation to registration times and frequencies.

Car park management concept (2008)
Car park management concept (2012)
Evaluation report

The transport development plan adopted by the city council on 26 June 2008 considers two scenarios:

  • Traffic development taking into account the construction of the B 167n
  • Traffic development without consideration of the construction of the B 167n

Feasibility study for the Hausbergtraße

On 10 September, the urban development office presented a traffic planning study to the building committee of the Eberswalde town council on the possible use of the extended Biesenthaler Straße between Eberswalde-Finow and Biesenthal.

Section 010 of Biesenthaler Straße (from the B167 in Finow to the L200 Biesenthal) is currently a state road (L293) and is therefore under the responsibility of the state of Brandenburg. The structural condition of the road is only suitable for vehicle traffic in the section between the B167 and the Eberswalde-Finow airfield. There is considerable structural damage along the rest of the route. Furthermore, the route between the Eberswalde-Finow airfield and Biesenthal - "Grüner Weg" is closed to vehicles of all kinds. The towns of Biesenthal and Eberswalde decided in 2005 (with the support of the district of Barnim) to take over the Biesenthaler Straße as a local authority road in their own responsibility in the long term and after the new B 167 goes into operation, as a potential need (e.g. also cycle traffic) is seen at local authority level, which is to be handled via the Biesenthaler Straße.

In this context, a draft version of the traffic study prepared by the city administration was presented to the Committee for Construction, Planning and the Environment on 10 September 2013. This is intended to show possible development alternatives and their effects for the section of Biesenthaler Straße.

Draft traffic planning study
Species conservation report
FFH impact assessment

Neighbourhood concepts / specialist planning