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 : 2023-05-01 - 2024-01-31

With increasing urbanisation and the resulting shortage of space, as well as to mitigate the effects of climate change, more and more cities are trying to reduce the ownership and use of private cars. In this respect, micromobility (usually defined as electrically powered small and light vehicles) is an alternative for urban mobility that can help meet the mobility needs of residents in increasingly dense cities. In addition, micromobility in peripheral areas can be a climate-friendly and space-saving complement - as the first or last mile - to the existing public transport system. However, the rapid and often late regulated development, especially in the field of e-scooters, has also led to problems, from vehicles parked in the middle of the pavement to increased accidents and other conflicts in road traffic. Sometimes existing regulations are not sufficient to minimise these risks and at the same time promote an efficient, user:friendly and climate-friendly integration of micromobility into existing systems. The existing study therefore aims to shed more light on the current distribution, use and road safety as well as expected developments of micromobility in Austria by means of detailed literature research and market analyses. This knowledge base should ultimately serve to derive political, practical and scientific fields of action to support the safe and sustainable integration of micromobility into urban transport systems.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2023-05-01 - 2023-09-30

The focus of the project is on the development of a toolbox of methods and measures for municipalities for mobility management linked to health promotion. The basis and contents for this come from the projects funded by the FGÖ in the project call "Aktive Mobilität - gesund unterwegs!" in the setting of municipalities. The scientific claim is to make a generally valid categorisation and to incorporate the evaluation results from the preliminary project FAMOS.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2023-03-01 - 2026-02-28

The heart of the ZeroFlex project is the development, construction and broad demonstration operation of flexible and highly innovative mobility points (ZeroFlex station) as an important basis for the dissemination of zero emission technologies and the associated reduction in greenhouse gases. The main advantages of ZeroFlex are (1) the enormous cost efficiency in construction and operation (compared to the solutions and offers currently on the market), (2) the flexible leasing model for public and private providers / infrastructure operators, (3) the (related) flexible use of individual components on the part of customers and thus (4) greatly facilitated dissemination across the country, both in rural and urban areas. The basis for ZeroFlex is an efficient and intelligent integration into the Austrian energy system or an overall integration into public and private infrastructure systems. The project aims at the development and the subsequent broad use of hardware solutions (including software components for scheduling, administration or an APP for users) for flexible mobility stations in order to demonstrate practicality (organizational, technical, economic, etc.) in demonstration operations test or to think in terms of area (in the sense of scalability) from the beginning or to go after the end of the project.

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