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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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2020-10-01 - 2022-03-31

The required standard lengths of deceleration and acceleration lanes for right-hand turns at road junctions are specified in two Austrian guidelines for road traffic (RVS). Here, the length specifications for junctions with multi-lane directional lanes, as they occur predominantly in the motorway networks, are uniform. For two-lane roads however, mainly federal roads, they vary greatly. For example, acceleration lanes sometimes are to be even longer than on motorways. In the course of the project it will be examined to what extent these guidelines are still appropriate – also in the light of international comparisons and the braking and, above all, acceleration capacity of the car fleet, which has improved over the years. Methodologically, the on-site real traffic behaviour at 4 local junctions will be detected based on extensive measurements. On the one hand, the standard real (normal) behaviour is recorded. On the other hand, by means of video analysis special attention is paid to real (special) behaviour in (extreme) situations, as this is decisive for the assessment of traffic safety. The aim is that the project results will reveal a possible justifiability of even shorter deceleration and acceleration lanes than at present and at the same time can serve as a basis for the revision of the relevant RVS.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-11-01 - 2022-06-30

In response to the still increasing GHG emissions from road transport in Austria, we propose the use of Participatory Value Evaluation (PVE) to assess climate change mitigation policies in the transport sector. This novel assessment model allows for the quantitative inclusion of social considerations and governmental aspects in economic policy analysis and hence has the potential to increase the social acceptance of sustainable transport policies.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2019-10-01 - 2024-09-30

This professorship and research group sponsorship project aims at strengthening the competitiveness and knowledge building in the field of “digitalisation and automation in the transport and mobility system” to support a sustainable development of these new technologies and services in their respective regions. The professorship and its research group will carry out research of the user needs and societal impacts for digitalised and automated mobility as a crucial factor influencing the market penetration of these technologies. Building on this knowledge, the group shall develop and adapt existing planning methods and models that enable the development and assessment of policy measures and developments in digitisation and automation. These form the basis for recommendations for solutions to set framework conditions for digital and automated mobility that ensure the achievement of sustainability goals. With the expected outputs of this project includes (1) Creating of a knowledge base through a holistic analysis of expected impacts, (2) Development of new methods or models for the analysis of transport policy and mobility management measures, and (3) Evaluations of proposed solutions to set framework conditions towards sustainable development. The work will cover urban and rural areas. It will starts from users’ perspectives and needs, and will be extended to system (environment and societal) level analysis, higher level of policy making level processes and stakeholders interactions.

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