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 : 2021-03-01 - 2023-08-31

In addition to taking into account ecological and economic aspects of sustainable, active mobility, the health effects of actively travelling to work for employees in companies form the core of ActNow. Building on the GISMO project and other research results from MdZ, ActNow aims to demonstrate the full potential of active mobility in the context of commuting to work and the associated everyday routes, in particular those that accompany children, and to realise this in the test area of Salzburg and Upper Austria as well as in individual large companies throughout Austria. The application of evidence-based planning methods and planning tools is another integrative component of the project. An intersectoral policy board will accompany the ActNow project. Translated with (free version)
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.

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