Sustainable Transport Policy and Mobility Services

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.

Public transport in Switzerland
Commuters on a Glattal VGB bus at a station in Effrikon, Switzerland. The public transport in Switzerland is widely seen as a role model when it comes to punctuality, frequency and accessability. As soon as a village has reached a population of 100, there is a guaranteed access to the public transport system. Picture: Martin Ruetschi / Keystone Switzerland/laif

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.


Christiane Beuermann

Tel.: +49 202 2492-329

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Publi- cations

Here you find publications on sustainable transport policy.


Here you find research activities in the field of sustainable transport policy.