Pedestrians and cyclists are at a clear disadvantage to motorists in terms of the space afforded to them on our city streets.
Pedestrians and cyclists are at a clear disadvantage to motorists in terms of the space afforded to them on our city streets. fotolia/hanohiki

Headline: Transport Transition and Real-World Experiments

Far-reaching changes are afoot in the transport sector as the need to address the problems it presents to people and the environment is becoming increasingly urgent. Harmful CO2 emissions from this sector are on the rise; the number of privately-owned cars in Germany is growing; and safe cycling infrastructure is lacking in most German cities. At the same time, consumer confidence in the future of the existing transport system has been severely shaken by episodes like the diesel crisis.

The Mobility Transition and Real-World Experiments research group aims to identify what is required for the success of the transport transition as a socio-ecological transformation process by testing and systematically analysing potential solutions.