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2014 to 2015

The public transport share for shopping or private activities is 0-4%, the MIV-share is with the exception of urban areas at about 90%. 48% of shopping trips are for shopping only, for more than half of the trips, shopping is a part of a service chain (eg part of the working path). To increase the public transport share in these trip chains the public transport stops must be analysed with their respective environments and measures to increase the attractiveness of the user (public transport offer, intermodal connectivity, facilities with additional benefits, ...) are derived. The settlement structure context of a stop has so far been not taken into account in planning.

At this point the project MobilityEqualizer becomes relevant: It aims at developing innovative planning tools to contribute to the enhancement of equal opportunities in the field of mobility. Based on relevant previous projects and studies, public transport requirements of different target groups (people with different lifestyles or in different phases of life) and also various alternative mobility solutions for different types of spatial structures (e.g. growing or ageing regions) are specified. A derivation of indicators dealing with demand-relevant issues like population, demographic development, commuters or local supply infrastructures is used to define and characterize current types of spatial structures. An actual, small-scale quality analysis of public transport is automatically carried out by developing further the approaches from previously conducted ways2go-projects and by using new technologies and databases like e.g. VAO (new traffic information system for Austria). In a next step this analysis of the actual situation is compared with the minimum standards for public transport in Austria (target situation, currently under development). In combination with user requirements and mobility solutions it results in an interactive, web based tool for different target groups like mobility actors and planners, spatial planners, and political consultants. On the one hand an evaluation of the project’s results will be commonly carried out by working in focus groups together with people who are directly affected in terms of living in a region with an insufficient public transport connection. On the other hand the economic benefits of the project results will be analyzed.

MobilityEqualizer offers a tool for planners and decision makers in the field of mobility, which allows a demand-oriented monitoring and action planning of extended public transport services. Due to the small-scale analysis of public transport quality and the combination of the project’s components on the level of the identified spatial structures, transparent planning guidelines are realized as a web based tool. This goes along with the development of a nationwide public transport standard. As a result the tool points out limited accessibilities in the pilot region and shows alternative mobility solutions for different target groups and spatial structures. Working with the results of MobilityEqualizer therefor supports a fair and balanced mobility for everyone.

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Programmlinie „Mobilität der Zukunft: Personenmobilität innovativ gestalten“ – eine Initiative des Bundesministeriums für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie (BMVIT)
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