Expertise in mobility
Boosting types of an active mobility
is highly relevant both due to sustainability reasons and with regard to the societyís challenges like health or quality of life. But reaching these targets often fails
due to an insufficient implementation of measures and developments from the mobility research that do not find enough acceptance
. In order to release currently unused potentials and enhance the attractivity of active mobility types it is not only necessary to create appropriate information services and offers but also to use suitable incentives and motivators
for raising interest in these offers and motivating to a change of attitudes.
set the focus on the examination and categorisation of the manifold patterns of behaviour and attitudes among the users of mobility information
. This allowed the identification of classes of homogeneous information needs.
This was not based on common approaches for a segmentation of potential users like gender or age but on living environments of different everyday lives, attitudes, preferences, aversions, habits or constraints
. It was built on approaches to link milieu- with traffic research
using both quantitative-statistical and qualitative-interpretative methods.
The projectís aim
was to identify groups with homogeneous behaviour patterns that need particular information or that are particularly responsive to certain arguments for a change of behaviour patterns
such as, e.g. health, environment, costs, image, adventure. In the next step these groups were quantified
and comprehensively described by using common characteristics, in order to make them addressable for future developments and to enable their targeted enclosure in research and development projects.
As a result, we do now have concepts for the targeted transmission of mobility-related information
(arguments, information needs, preferred information channels) for the identified and descripted groups, that are the base for the implementation of measures for boosting types of an active mobility. This will help to fundamentally improve the successful and target group-appropriate implementation of mobility solutions
in the future.
- AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
- Technical University of Vienna, Faculty of area planning, department of sociology
- Herry Consult GmbH
- Sensor Marktforschung Ges.m.b.H.
- INTEGRAL Markt- und Meinungsforschungsges.m.b.H.
Project period: 01.05.2014 Ė 31.08.2016
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