Kiel University is facing major construction and infrastructural changes. Over the next ten years, necessary renovations and new construction projects will lead to a relocation and transformation of many areas of the campus. The volume of traffic is a particular challenge. In future, 27,000 students and 3,500 employees require environmentally-friendly, needs-based, effective and safe access to and around the campus. Vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles must all be considered, within the campus areas as well along the access routes to the campus.
The concept for mobility management at the CAU was prepared in 2014 and 2015. The plan is to reduce the number of cars in the campus area and to promote cycling, walking and public transport. Further goals include the urban renewal and further development of the campus.
As part of the infrastructural transformation of the university campus, the CAU has established a 1.3-kilometre-long Veloroute (bicycle expressway) with accompanying walkway and high-quality bicycle parking facilities. It is connected with Kiel's Veloroute 10. This way, the CAU is well on its way to becoming one of the most bike-friendly universities in Germany.
Every day, several thousand people commute between the area around Leibnizstraße and the area around Otto-Hahn-Platz and the Audimax. In order to assist commuters, the CAU and the City of Kiel have created hitch-hiking spots (Trampstellen) along Olshausenstraße.