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 : 2022-01-14 - 2022-10-13

Within the frame of the overall project, the content of the public transport search engine "Zuugle" is to be developed and programmed. While work packages 1 and 3 deal with technical aspects of programming, work package 2, subcontracted to BOKU, aims to investigate the needs of potential users in order to integrate them into the platform as early as possible. This work package tries to get the views of various different groups of people on the topic of sustainable travel to mountain sports areas for leisure purposes. In order to capture the different opinions and inspirations as best as possible, qualitative interviews and workshops will be conducted, which will allow an explorative approach with the greatest possible depth of content. This is chosen in tourism and mobility research especially when strongly divergent and partly unknown perceptions, attitudes and behaviour patterns are to be observed, which is expected in tour and public transport journey planning. In the context of this work package, different groups of people will be interviewed who share an interest in mountain sports (hiking, via ferrata, mountain biking, etc.), but who differ in their affinity to the use of public transport (public transport users vs. car drivers or passengers) and socio-demographic characteristics. In order to cover different geographical conditions, the interviews were conducted in hiking areas of three different federal provinces (Lower Austria, Salzburg and Styria), with the corresponding main starting points (Vienna, Salzburg, Graz) as tour starting points.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-12-06 - 2022-09-05

According to the "Long-term Strategy 2050 - Austria", the mobility turnaround in Austria is to be completed by the year 2050. The accompanying shift from private motorized transport to public transport as well as to active and new means of transport raises the question whether the currently planned further developments in public transport result in a sufficiently attractive offer and are in turn suitable to meet the increasing demand or whether and where capacity bottlenecks are to be expected. Goal of the EmUVer project is the development of scenarios of the mobility turnaround and the elaboration of recommendations for the technical implementation in the traffic model by ÖBB-PV AG in order to simulate the interactions between demand and supply within the framework of these scenarios and to be able to identify bottlenecks.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-11-29 - 2023-01-28

The Interreg Europe project Last Mile with the aim of finding sustainable, flexible transport systems for the last mile in the transport chain in tourism was successfully completed in mid-2020 and was awarded the contract for a further one-year project in spring 2021. In this project expansion, partners from five different regions (AT, BG, ES, LU, SK) exchange ideas about the effects of COVID-19 on mobility in their regions and develop new solutions for the future. The status quo of flexible transport systems in the partner region East Tyrol and the effects of COVID-19 on general mobility behavior as well as possible strategies for the recovery of the situation caused by the pandemic for flexible transport systems and, subsequently, also for all public transport analyzed in exchange with regional stakeholders. The aim of the research is the analysis of the status quo and the development of an action plan including suggestions for the future. The mentioned recommendations for action on the subject of mobility and the impact of COVID-19 on flexible transport systems (and public transport in general) in the partner region East Tyrol are intended to show opportunities and measures for all actors (municipalities, companies, institutions, etc.) in the field of mobility for post-Corona.

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