In research we


  • analyse the interactions between mobility behaviour, transport system, society, economy, space and the environment;
  • collect data and create methodological foundations and tools for sustainable transport planning and sustainable mobility solutions;
  • actively contribute to the dissemination of knowledge through cooperation with partners from practice and administration and through community-oriented events;
  • work with utmost diligence and integrity to achieve evidence-based results of highest quality.

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Latest Projects

Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-05-01 - 2023-10-31

The project is an accompanying study on the preparation and implementation of a nationwide, technology-supported mobility survey, funded by the BMVIT. Up-to-date and proven survey technologies and procedures will be analyzed with their advantages and disadvantages and put together in a modular way to a viable survey concept for the call for tenders. It is a broad involvement of all relevant actors, such as Federal states, cities, ÖBB, ASFINAG, to adapt the requirements of a nationwide mobility survey to the needs. The project also includes the quality assurance and plausibility checks during and after the survey phase, as well as the quality assurance of the weighting and extrapolation and the data analysis.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-05-02 - 2019-09-01

Across the country, publicly funded public passenger transport supports individuals to access work, education, health, shopping, leisure and a host of other activities that contribute to social life. With public money being spent annually by public agencies in this sector under pressure from considerations of financial sustainability, social equity, contribution to regeneration and environmental impact, the importance of extracting the best possible outcomes from the resources has never been greater.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-04-01 - 2022-03-31

Peripheral and rural areas suffer disparities in mobility domain all around Europe. SMACKER will address those disparities to fill the gap and to promote public transport and mobility services able to be demand-responsive and to connect to TEN-T corridors and transport nodes. SMACKER will assess main barriers and bias and address them by providing solutions that draw on the best international know-how. Soft measures (campaigns) and actions (pilots) will be used to identify and promote eco-friendly solutions for public transport in rural and peripheral areas to achieve more liveable and sustainable environments, better integration of the population to main corridors and better services feeding main public transport. SMACKER will help local communities to (re)design transport services according to users’ need (co-design) and to nudge people (residents and incoming) to use them, by providing motivating and incentive giving campaigns. Direct beneficiaries of the measures will be residents, incoming travellers and commuters. SMACKER will address local communities in partners’ area using a comprehensive approach, by scaling local problems to a broader European level and importing solutions able to find and suggest the most suitable answers for most of the mobility needs. SMACKER will introduce innovations in both soft measures and actions such as for instance nudging, gamification, co-design, branding and information technologies. Campaigns and pilots will be aligned with local SUMPs requirements and KPIs in order to provide a substantial and measurable contribution to strategical objectives. SMACKER will also have a strong focus on transferring lesson learnt and success stories behind its borders, by involving other similar areas and arranging dedicated events and tools for dissemination.

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