The globalisation and cosmopolitisation both spread economic structures and strengthen spacial structures that require additional mobility and thus rise the demand for transport.
Especially in economically prosperous and densely populated areas, the demand for motorised transport is growing, even though the infrastructure's capacity in many regions is already at its limits. A low-carbon mobility like bicycles or pedestrian transport yet is marginalised.
The Wuppertal Institute wants to contribute with its research to a transformation towards a sustainable transport system. This requires a mobility structure that is socially and ecologically compatible, gender-sensitive, economically efficient and usable. For that, not only the potentials and development requirements are analysed, but also innovative solutions are developed and their effects and practibility are reviewed.
Here you find publications on sustainable transport policy.
Here you find research activities in the field of sustainable transport policy.