In recent years, the number of car users in the Austro-Hungarian border region has risen sharply. The reasons for this are the intensification of cross-border traffic through the opening up of the Austrian labour market to Hungarian workers and the fact that many commuters continue to opt for private transport. In order to reduce the volume of traffic sustainably, it is first necessary to investigate the mobility behaviour of the commuters and the way workplaces influence this. On the basis of these findings, the people from the border region will be moved to environmentally friendly transport modes.
The aim of the project is to understand the mobility behavior of commuters from the Austrian-Hungarian border region and to encourage these people to adopt an environmentally friendly traffic behaviour.
First of all the travel habits and precise information about motivation, needs and behaviour of the people are collected by interviewing them. Subsequently, the results will be used to develop together with selected employers from the region measures that promote more environmentally friendly traffic behavior. These include the improvement of the use of public transport, the promotion of cycling, carpooling and the restriction of parking facilities at the workplace. Decision-makers in the institutions responsible for transport development in the region and transport companies are also involved in project activities.
Within the scope of the project, the following tasks were acheived:
- Situation analysis on commuter traffic and mobility behavior in the border region
- Identification and selection of employers
- Collection of the mobility behavior of commuters and analysis of the possibilities that could contribute to changing mobility behavior
- Elaboration of package of measures with the employers involved to implement e-mobility concepts
- Implementation of measures and effectiveness measurement
- Workshops for interested and potentially potential employers to disseminate the Ecomobility Toolkit
- Submitting proposals to regional decision-makers
The main policy objective of the project is to shift the daily commuters in the AT - HU crossborder regions to sustainable transport modes.