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Federal road transport infrastructure

The federal transport routes are geared to the supra-regional demand for connections and are to connect major cities and central locations of the first order (major regional centres) in Germany with each other as well as with the long-distance transport networks in neighbouring countries.

Based on the constitutional mandate to establish equivalent living conditions, the Regional Planning Act (ROG) requires that the population's supply of technical infrastructure must be ensured comprehensively and that the infrastructural conditions in sub-regions must be balanced. As a result of the polycentric settlement structure in Germany, and a very dense, extensive transport infrastructure, over 90% of today's population is within a 60 minutes' drive from the next major regional centre.

Particularly within the framework of federal road planning (BVWP), therefore, investment in transport routes must take into account aspects of accessibility and spatial impact.