Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement



Tram: 1, 11, 21; Voltaplatz

Voltaplatz, 4056 Basel
Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement Basel-Stadt
© Kanton Basel-Stadt

For quality of life in Basel

At and around Messeplatz, the Department of Construction and Transport offers fascinating insights into its varied tasks, including greenery, urban cleaning, geo-information and traffic planning.


  • The e-vehicles of the civil engineering office

  • Do you know the city’s trees?

  • Basel in 3D

  • How does a traffic light work?

Sanitary facilities

No toilets available


Wheelchair accessible

About the Bau- und Verkehrsdepartement

From the avenues of trees, playgrounds and community areas to the tram network, the Rhine promenade and the new urban district – the Department of Construction and Transport of the Canton of Basel-Stadt manages the urban development of the canton, promotes safe and innovative mobility and fosters the appeal of public spaces. The department takes care of green spaces, contributes to a good urban climate and maintains public spaces and cantonal infrastructure. It also grants building and operating permits for catering establishments, guarantees the rights entered in the land register and provides geo-information. Its approximately 1,350 employees thereby help to ensure a good quality of life in the canton.

BVD Stadtreinigung
© Luke Picker
BVD Stadtgärtnerei
© Stadtgärtnerei