How to – comprehensively – collect and depict data on conditions for sustainable transport in rural areas? The approach of the Austrian R&D project “AlltagsSPUREN”
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EnviroInfo & ICT4S, Adjunct Proceedings
University of Copenhagen
The Austrian cooperative research project AlltagsSPUREN (loosely translated everydayTRACES) aims on developing tools supporting smaller (rural) municipalities in promoting sustainable and active mobility using quantitative and qualitative data gathering methods together with analysis and activation tools. These online and offline based tools will enable to examine the status quo, the demanding situation and the municipal potential regarding sustainable and active mobility. The tools will be tested in selected municipalities. The project focuses especially on encouraging a more active using of sustainable transport modes in everyday life also taking factors of social inclusion into account. Barriers as well as supporting conditions for walking and cycling and other forms of active mobility are addressed within this project. A special focus is set on the local experience and inclusion of socio-economic groups that are usually marginalized in recent mobility projects. The project addresses local decision-makers and aims to contribute to the pre- and early phase of mobility planning, in order to strengthen knowledge and competence to remove barriers for promoting more sustainable and active mobility. In particular, the project focuses on data provided at local and regional level that can depict mobility conditions comprehensively with minimum effort. Furthermore, it is of interest how this data can be used for reliable scenarios of future mobility demands and determine which strategies can influence this development. The project team covers a broad range of knowledge and skills in the areas of diversity-orientated transport and landscape planning as well as mobility management and environmental informatics. This paper gives an insight in the first preliminary results.