Sustainable Transport Policyand 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

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Here you find publications on sustainable transport policy.

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Sustainable Urban Mobility Pathways

Policies, Institutions, and Coalitions for Low Carbon Transportation in Emerging Countries

Policy Options for a Decarbonisation of Passenger Cars in the EU

Recommendations Based on a Literature Review

Decarbonising the Transportation Sector

Policy options, synergies, and institutions to deliver on a low-carbon stabilisation pathway

On a Pathway to Decarbonisation

A comparison of new passenger car CO2 emission standards and taxation measures in the G20 countries

Autofreie Innenstadt Wuppertal Elberfeld

Ein Leitbild für die Verkehrswende im Stadtteil

Climate Change Mitigation Pathways for Southeast Asia

CO2 emissions reduction policies for the energy and transport sector

Sustainable Development Synergies and Factors of Change in the Transport Sector

Two papers published in "Transportation Research Procedia"

Von der Auto-Stadt zu einer Stadt des Umweltverbunds

Zehn Leitlinien zur Verkehrswende in Wuppertal

Warsaw Climate Change Conference in Slow Gear

Policy Paper for the "Bridging the Gap"-Initiative on UN climate conference in Warsaw

Urban Transport and Energy Efficiency

News Sourcebook published by GIZ

Exploring Standardised Baselines for CDM and other Carbon Finance Mechanisms in Transport

Report in the context of the SLoCaT initiative

Adapting Urban Transport to Climate Change

New module of the Sustainable Transport sourcebook

Achieving Sustainable Mobility in Developing Countries

Suggestions for a Post-2012 Agreement

Handbuch zur Planung flexibler Bedienungsformen im ÖPNV

Beitrag zur Sicherung der Daseinsvorsorge in nachfrageschwachen Räumen

Wettbewerbsdokumentation "Innovative öffentliche Fahrradverleihsysteme"

Neue Mobilität in Städten

A Carbon-Free Munich

Study on the development of sustainable urban infrastructures published


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

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