Every third trip in Innsbruck is made on foot, in the city center even every second. The city of Innsbruck provides the necessary attractive streets and sidewalks and a safe progress also for people with disabilities.
With intelligent solutions in road and path construction, but also in traffic light control and signposting, Innsbruck is increasingly becoming a city of short distances. In this way, Innsbruck is making a contribution to promoting the "environmental alliance" of pedestrian, bicycle and public transport. Among other things, there is the "Walking Master Plan".
What is the "Walking Master Plan"?
With the decision of the "Masterplan Gehen" (Walking Master Plan), the provincial capital Innsbruck takes another step towards prioritizing and promoting active mobility for Innsbruck's citizens. The goal is, on the one hand, to increase walking and, on the other hand, to ensure that 80 percent of all trips are made by bicycle, public transport or on foot (modal share).
In order to achieve this ambitious goal, the city of Innsbruck wants to give pedestrian traffic priority over other modes of transport in all planning. To this end, the infrastructure is to be improved and expanded, the quality of stay is to be increased, and safety for pedestrians is to be ensured. The city of Innsbruck is to be experienced again from the pedestrian's point of view.
Where can I request a safety path?
On the way to school of your children is missing a safety path ("crosswalk") or a hedge takes the view of the safety path? Then you can propose a protective path or ground marking.
How barrier-free is Innsbruck's street space?
In new construction and renovation projects, the city of Innsbruck pays special attention to making the street space barrier-free , especially for visually impaired and walking-impaired people. This includes, among other things, the barrier-free lowering of sidewalks in the area of intersections or protective paths and tactile guidance systems.
Do you have questions or suggestions about tactile guidance systems? Then contact the City Department Civil Engineering
E-Scooter Awareness Campaign
Incorrectly parked e-scooters on sidewalks are a danger, especially for people with disabilities. With this campaign we want to appeal to you to be more considerate when parking your scooters or other means of transportation.
Where are pedestrian zones and what rules apply there?
The pedestrian zones in Innsbruck can be seen on the city map. You are generally allowed to drive and stop there from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to carry out loading activities with motor vehicles. Parking is not permitted.
In addition, the pedestrian zones may be used throughout the day by vehicles necessary to carry out the repair of an unforeseen a ilment, if this repair cannot be postponed. For this purpose, parking is also allowed with these vehicles. Other exceptions exist for driving cabs, ambulance vehicles and, in some cases, bicycles.
If you need a permit to drive in a pedestrian zone between 10.30 a.m. and 06.00 a.m., you will find more information under Permit for loading activity.
Is cycling allowed in pedestrian zones?
In principle, cycling in a pedestrian zone is only allowed if it is permitted by means of an ordinance and appropriate signage. Please pay attention to the signs! If cycling is allowed, please ride only at walking speed.
You can find more information in the Service Unit Road traffic and road law
Where can I get information?
You can find extensive information about walking on the following websites:
Where can I go with concerns about walking?
If you have any questions, please contact the Service Unit Road Administration - Pedestrian and bicycle coordination You can also contact the city of Innsbruck with your concerns at any time via the portal Bürgermeldungen.
Last updated 04.10.2023