For the next three years, ConPolicy is researching how commuter flows could be made more sustainable in the future. MOBITAT 2050 will focus on the analysis of commuter flows in the Frankfurt-Rhein-Main metropolitan region using a new analytic traffic model. During the project, ConPolicy will design innovative solutions for promoting sustainable mobility behaviors and assesses their effectiveness through behavioral experiments. To this end, ConPolicy plans to cooperate with employers in the region to better understand and shape the behavior and needs of their employees. For this purpose, employers and employees are interviewed or their mobility behavior will be observed and analyzed in field studies.
To better understand commuter flows in the region, a new transport model for the metropolitan region will be created. The aim is to later use the model to measure the effectiveness of the innovative mobility solutions that are designed and developed as part of the project and to assess their effects on the metropolitan region.
ConPolicy is running the project together with four other partners, the Institute of Transport Research of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Chair and Institute for Urban and Transport Planning at the RWTH Aachen University, the ifeu Institute for Energy and Environmental Research and the ivm GmbH - Integrated Traffic and Mobility Management in the Region Frankfurt RheinMain.
The project is funded within the framework of the FONA (research for sustainability) strategy of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Further information on the project can be found here.