Deliverable 3.1 outlines research scheme for transport system and mobility behaviour

August 2, 2012 in Blog, News

Deliverable 3.1 of Work Package 3 (WP 3) Demand and supply factors for passenger transport and mobility patterns – status quo and foresight entitled “Research scheme for transport system and mobility behaviour” has been submitted to the European Commission. Tasks 3.1 and 3.2 of WP 3 provide the research framework for WP 3 by analysing the passenger transport system with its demand and supply factors. Therefore, a desk research of related projects and publications of the past transport development and defining the megatrends of the future society is needed. Based on this framework, the relevant variables and relations within the transport system will be figured out as input for the modelling of future mobility in task 3.3. This includes collecting the available information on demand factors (economic development, income, age, gender, etc.), gathering data on supply factors (infrastructure, car ownership, mobility costs, etc.) and analysing the gaps and interdependencies between demand/supply factors and travel statistics. Megatrends – as main influencing factors of the system – will be detected by a meta-analysis of current socioeconomic and technological developments; at a second step the megatrends will be evaluated regarding their impact on future development of the transportation system and mobility behaviour.

The aim of this Deliverable is to describe the process of the desk research phase within the tasks 3.1 and 3.2 and give a first overview of factors which should be considered for further work. The Deliverable includes:

  • Object of investigation (definitions of the object of investigation and used terms, general framework of the research scheme)
  • Fields of relevant factors and key drivers on transport development
  • Scenario building
  • Process of analyzing the relevant factors and key drivers of transport development
  • Interrelations to other WPs/Tasks and COMPASS

For more information, contact Dr. Merja Hoppe of Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW) at


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