Norderstedt is a prosperous city with a high density of cars. The large number of cars and the above mentioned commuting traffic are important reasons for a number of traffic promblems the city is confronted with already today. And the road traffic will rise for another 25% until 2020.
Resulting from the traffic, especially the private transport including the trucks, many people are suffering from noise influence. More than 67 % of Norderstedts population live without good sleeping conditions, over 7 % are health endangered by road traffic noise and over 2 % by air traffic noise. With the help of the transport development plan and the noise action plan Norderstedt tries to manage the noise problems within the next years.