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Mobility Management for housing areas - from car-dependency to free choice

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STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
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Transport policies
Environmental/Emissions aspects
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Background & Policy context

ADD HOME is focusing to open up a new and hardly considered field for mobility management: housing areas.
So far mobility management has concentrated on destination oriented trips such as work trips, school trips or to events. ADD HOME redesigns the approach by taking up origin related trips. 
ADD HOME takes up the successful means of mobility management and transfers them into the field of housing.
This way the project takes up the largest potential compared with the three previous mentioned ones: more than 80 % of modal choices are taken at home! But just here car transportation is dominating like almost nowhere else: The shortest way to the next best mean of transport (except walking!) is the private car parking only a few metres away or even in the house itself. The accessibility of housing areas is designed for cars in most of the cases. 
Housing areas are bearing both, the highest potential and the biggest need for mobility management activities!


ADD HOME aims to reduce transport needs and is fostering a modal shift from car-trips to more energy efficient modes especially starting from residential areas. in In 4 out of 5 cases the own front door is the place where modal choices are taken. The coice is often influenced by owning a private car which is considered as the easiest accessible mode in daily life. The approach of ADD HOME includes three levels: 1) legal and regulatory settings will be reshaped to enable sustainable mobility before planning new residential areas 2) the accessibility of new residential areas and each household will be refocused from the focus on private car parking lots to more energy efficient modes of transport 3) mobility patterns and habits will be reorganised by mobility-services that bundle trips, shift trips and substitute them The cooperation of municipalities and housing companies/neighbourhood administrations will create liveable housing areas that enables residents to freely choose their transport mode. The project will lead to a more ecological, economical and social way of living.


ADD HOME is based on a three-step-approach:

First, the current conditions of sustainable mobility in housing areas (barriers and potential) are analysed and lead to a working programme for the second step and a basis for the work of the third step as well. Legal settings and financial incentives and regulations as well as good practise examples describe the framework settings and possibilities for fostering sustainable mobility at home. They result in good-practise-descriptions and guidelines for the improvement of the respective status quo.

Second, the barriers and possibilities are taking up in demonstration projects transferring the findings into the practical background. Good examples either directly form the field of mobility and housing or from other fields of mobility management will be implemented by the ADD HOME partners, each with a different scope and from the respective point of view.
The results are practical guidelines for more followers including “does and don’ts” for the next implementations.

Third, the results and lessons learnt from the first two steps will be disseminated to the most relevant stakeholders in the field of mobility and housing as well as to potential multipliers. Training units in the languages of the project partners give the possibility of practical learning directly form the implementers. Additionally, activities such as conferences or meetings of the most relevant stakeholders are used for spreading the gained know-how as well!


Parent Programmes
Type of funding
Public (EU)


  • More than 150 trained persons in national trainings sessions within the project duration
  • Guidelines from the analysis showing good practise examples for followers and legal hinders and possibilities
  • More than seven implementation projects will be performed and described for potential future applications.


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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