Cargo bikes are an increasingly popular mode of transport.
Cargo bikes are an increasingly popular mode of transport. Clemens Rudolf

Headline: The Mobility Transition as a Socio-Ecological Real-World Experiment


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EXPERI conducts research with the aim of identifying the prerequisites for a successful socio-ecological mobility transition in metropolitan areas. A new mobility act (MobG) passed by the Federal State of Berlin in 2018 is intended to enable people in the city to travel quickly, safely and unhampered regardless of what mode of transport they choose. In the past, pedestrians and cyclists have tended to be at a disadvantage to motorists in terms of the space afforded to them on Berlin's streets.

One of the main goals of the Mobility Act is to significantly extend the city's cycling infrastructure and encourage active mobility. With its focus on testing different options in a living laboratory, the Berlin mobility transition project is an unprecedented learning opportunity for sustainability research. The interdisciplinary EXPERI research team will seize this opportunity in order to support the implementation of a mobility transition in Berlin together with partners from public administration and the private sector.

As a complement to its process-oriented approach to the mobility transition, the team also explores the issues of social conflict, quality of life, and opportunities for participation in the transformation of transport infrastructure. In a contribution to transformative research, a real-world experiment on active mobility in Berlin will be developed, implemented and systematically monitored together with practice partners. EXPERI is a joint project of the IASS Potsdam, the Technische Universität Berlin and the Institute of Transport Research in Berlin.