Urban mobility

Mobility behavior and system analysis

More than 50 percent of the world’s people live in urban areas. Cities and transportation are coupled in a dynamic system in which urban mobility concepts have a major impact on our everyday behavioral options and our mobility cultures.

A central factor when forming sustainable urban mobility is the need to harmonize diverse individual mobility needs with a publicly supported urban management and transportation system. With the European innovation program EIT Urban Mobility, TUM – with more than 50 European partners – forms a focal point for education, research and entrepreneurial implementation that offers enormous potential over the next 10 years.

Future research areas include

  • integration of innovative mobility services (such as scooter sharing) as complementary components in public transportation networks,
  • development of inter- and multi-modal mobility stations as future mobility hubs,
  • experimental realignment and design of streetscapes, giving priority to pedestrian and bicycle traffic,
  • intelligent traffi c and mobility management, including urban logistics and business mobility,
  • dynamic mobility pricing for all forms of mobility, including parking management, geared to the local situation.