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 : 2018-11-01 - 2020-11-30

At the next consumer wxpenditure survey (2019/20), the Institute for Transport will be cooperating with Statistik Austria to gather information on time use and travel behaviour over one week in a sample of about 1000 persons in addition to consumer expenditures. As part of the survey, the activity level of the individuals is also recorded in detail. For this purpose, the diary and the personal questionnaire will be adapted accordingly.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-10-01 - 2019-12-31

In the spring and summer 2015, a personalized mobility campaign called SWITCH was performed in all of Vienna. Within this campaign, nearly 1.000 people, among which 160 were Seestadt residents, received a personalized mobility consultancy and tailored information. The participants’ change in mobility behavior and the attitudes towards car-less mobility were assessed by means of a before/after survey. The results were then compared with a control group of people not part-taking in the campaign. The results show that active participants in the SWITCH campaign traveled more actively afterward: the number of monthly trips on foot increased by 4% and their trips by bike increased by 12%. At the same time, their trips by car reduced by 4%. The behavior of the control group, on the other hand, displayed a reduction of trips on foot by 5% and an increase in car trips by 12%. Moreover, the participants felt far more informed about the overall topic of active mobility and the individual and societal benefits it comes with than the control group did. A similar campaign, tailored to specific local challenges, is a suitable measure to address the newly expected residents of the so-called Seestadt. They are expected to move in during the next two large settlement waves (2019 to mid-2020: “Seepark Quartier”, mid-2020 to 2021: “Quartier am Seebogen”). The goal is to approach these new residents early on in order to depict alternatives to the car available in the Seestadt. Furthermore, the campaign aims to increase the appreciation of traffic-and parking-free public spaces used for various forms of neighborhood activities and cooperation. The personalized mobility campaign in the “Seestadt” pursues the following objectives: - Communicating the mobility concept and alternatives to the car within the Seestadt - Motivating new residents to use active, healthy and safe forms of mobility as well as public transport - Increasing the acceptance and appreciation of traffic-free or traffic-reduced public spaces - Stimulating processes of community building among both old and new residents of the Seestadt and their respective neighborhoods.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-07-23 - 2019-03-31

The main objective of the traffic analysis - Contra-flow cycling in one-way streets - is to improve the safety of cyclists using cycle paths and lanes in one-way streets in contra-flow direction. Safety problems occur mainly at crossings when car drivers turning into or crossing the one-way street concentrate on the traffic in the one-way direction overlooking contra-flow cyclists. The observation and analysis of the traffic at four specific intersections will identify site specific causes of safety issues. Measures to improve the situation will be identified and suggested. The main research questions are: Which role play objective traffic flow indicators (e.g. vehicle trajectory) and human information processing (e.g. viewing behaviour). What is needed to reduce the risk of driver misjudgements?

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