Eco-Mobility in the Austrian-Hungarian boarder region (EMAH)

The EMAH project examines the mobility behavior of commuters Austro-Hungarian border region. Subsequently the project aims at jointly developing eco-mobility measures together with employers in the region in order to encourage commuters to voluntarily adopt a sustainable mobility behavior.

Over the last years car use has increased considerably in the Austrian-Hungarian border region. One of the reasons for the cross-border use of cars can be attributed to the opening of the Austrian labor market. Furthermore many commuters opt for private transportation (e.g. 79% in Vienna).

The goal of the project is to analyze the demand, and to promote eco-mobility as well as a more effective use of infrastructure. It focuses on gaining an understanding of mobility behavior and – together with employers – to offer measures for more environment-friendly traffic behavior. This will be supported by research and questionnaires on travel habits that shall unearth details on motivation, desires and behavior. This research will also form the basis for concrete measures that promote environment-friendly traffic behavior (improvement of public transport use, awareness raising about eco-mobility, financial support, travel planning, promotion of bicycles as means of transport, carpooling, limitations of parking at place of work, etc.). Furthermore the project aims at developing an “eco-mobility toolkit” that will allow for further distribution and use of the project’s results.

Project partners are the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU, RCE Vienna), the Vienna University of Technology (TU) and the Hungarian Institute for Traffic Sciences (KTI). Funding for the project is provided by the Cross-border Cooperation Program Austria – Hungary 2007-2013 as well as the Austrian Ministry of the Environment, Land Burgenland and Hungary.

Find detailed information on the project website.