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Research Field Integrated Transport Planing

Transport trends and spatial development are closely intertwined. Regional structures are increasingly dependent on the private car. These structures impair many a location with congestion and pollution, both in inner cities and along arterials and through-roads in smaller municipalities. At the same time they fuel further transport intensive changes. People tend to produce ever more transport due to increasing standards in housing space, consuming and leisure, coupled with high levels of spatial accessibility.

Our closely intertwined research fields 'travel behaviour and mobility' and 'integrated transport planning' are concerned with the basis of these processes on the individual level, and the ways in which to design or frame them by spatial planning, according to the guidelines of sustainability.

Integrated spatial and transport planning considers the location, type, and amount of land-use together with accessibility and transport connections. This way access may be provided even for those without a car, while the use of environmentally friendly transport modes may be encouraged, the environment may be relieved, and land consumption may be reduced. Even in this framework sectoral solutions in the transport realm may be required. Concepts integrating different modes as well as mode-specific concepts for public transport, walking and the bicycle support modal shifts and traffic improvement.

Given our current high accessibility levels, those who have a car readily available tend to orient towards near-by facilities and the use of slow modes ever less. An environmentally friendly mode choice is supported by the implementation of travel demand management (TDM), mobility education and awareness campaigns. Such strategies complement the infrastructural approaches that still dominate transport and spatial planning.

Typical for spatial planning and implementation are conflicts of interest and of objectives, both within and between various groups of stakeholders. It is a long way from an idea to implementation that has to deal with many difficulties. Appropriate process handling is of high importance for a successful realisation of planning schemes.

Our research projects in the research field 'integrated transport planning' are mainly practically oriented schemes which we often carry out in cooperation with municipalities and other stakeholders of planning practice. Research is done in close cooperation with the research field 'travel behaviour and mobility'.


Research projects at this rearch field:

  • ZUKUR - Zukunft-Stadt-Region-Ruhr

  • Höhenunterschiede:  Radverkehrsförderung in Städten mit Höhenunterschieden (2012-2014)

  • NAMO: Seamless, barrier-free information and mobility chains for the elderly (2012-2015)

  • The PatronTicket 2.0 (2010-2011)

  • Radverkehrsförderung für Quatiere in Stadt und Peripherie am Beispiel Dortmunds (ab 2008 - 2009)

  • Wohnstandortinfo: Integrated residential location information as a contribution to reduce land consumption (since 2006)

  • Daseinsvorsorge: Nahverkehrsplanung und ältere Menschen (2007 - 2009)

  • The PatronTicket: Example for mobility management for elderly peoply by consumer-to-consumer marketing in public transport (2007-2008)

  • Mobman: Weiterentwicklung von Produkten, Prozessen und Rahmenbedingungen des betrieblichen Mobilitätsmanagements durch eine stärkere Systematisierung, Differenzierung und Standardisierung (2004 - 2006)

  • NAPOLI: Umsetzung und Akzeptanz einer nachhaltigen Verkehrspolitik (2003-2005)

  • RAVE: Nachhaltige Raum- und Verkehrsplanung (2004)

  • HANNAH: Handlungsleitfaden für Nahverkehrspläne (2002-2003)

  • VUGIS: Verkehrsplanung und GIS (2000-2002)

  • TRANSLAND: Integration von Verkehrs- und Flächennutzungsplanung (1999-2000)


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