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 : 2023-10-01 - 2023-12-31

The focus of the project is on the analysis, selection and consolidation of the most important learning experiences from the ten FGÖ funded projects (two in the setting school/kindergarten and four each in the community and company setting) based on the final and evaluation reports of the projects and the overall evaluation. The following questions are taken into account: - What is important to know for future project implementations and should be taken into account? What challenges may arise and how might these be dealt with? Which factors are crucial for the success of a project? - Which measures for active and health-promoting mobility have an impact in the three settings and are well suited in terms of sustainability? - How can the learning experiences be clearly structured so that they can be a good support for future project applicants?
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2023-09-01 - 2025-08-31

In the field of personal mobility, enormous potential is attributed to the topic of micromobility, both economically and in terms of transport planning, nationally as well as internationally - however, the factual situation regarding the concrete potential of these two areas is very limited: Few substantial findings exist in the field of e-kick scooter sharing systems, virtually none exist in the field of ownership and associated use of e-kick scooters. The Last-Mile-Solution project aims to (1) improve national and international knowledge in the context of e-kick scooter ownership. This includes the use in everyday and leisure mobility and the associated change in transport behavior of the users. In a further step, the existing usage potential of this form of micromobility for sub-urban and rural areas as well as possible environmental impacts are estimated and extrapolated. Based on these findings, an innovative operational e-kick scooter system (B2B) for the promotion of micromobility via companies and municipalities will be implemented into a marketable product in the project Last-Mile-Solution (2) in clear distinction to currently active e-kick scooter sharing systems. This product is expected to make a significant contribution to achieving the federal government's climate strategy in the transport sector (with a focus on first & last mile issues).
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2023-05-01 - 2024-04-30

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.

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