Mobility is one of the prerequisites for the functioning of our society and economy. However, our current mobility system is associated with the known negative consequences for people (including noise) and the environment (including energy consumption). We examine possibilities and developments towards a more environmentally friendly mobility system.

Some of the questions we tackle in our projects:

  • What are the social effects of new mobility technologies?
  • Which political instruments are suitable to influence everyday and leisure mobility?
  • What are the barriers that prevent the use of more environmentally friendly mobility systems?

For more information, please contact Jürgen Suschek-Berger.


Research Topic

Our projects on this research topic

Three municipalities committed to zero emissions city logistics – Bremen (DE), Mechelen (BE) and Groningen (NL) – have joined forces with logistics stakeholders and leading academic institutions to accelerate the deployment of innovative, feasible and shared zero-emissions solutions, addressing the challenges generated by the rise of the on-demand economy in urban logistics.

Within the project, each of these lighthouse cities is going to implement at least two sustainable urban logistic solutions, the so called ULaaDS Trials. These trials will be fitted to the stakeholder needs and requirements via a multi stakeholder collaboration process and testes under real life conditions. The results of these trials will be implemented in guidelines to improve the conduction of Sustainable Urban Logistics Plannings (SULP) and will furthermore result in the development of a decision support toolbox for urban logistics.

In the project WATT's up ELMO?  children and adolescents explore in workshops together with experts various issues relating to the topics of electro mobility, sustainable power generation and related social and environmental aspects.

Problem: active and sustainable forms of mobility have lower safety risks compared to cars. In the subjective perception, however, differentiated fears lead to the fact that different forms of active and sustainable (multi) mobility are not used to a limited extent.

The aim of the project is to develop a catalogue of requirements for a general increase in attractiveness of public transport with particular focus on gender-based design of rail vehicles.