Mobility change in the minds – user-oriented management of transition processes!
Strategies for sustainable mobility involve numerous actors and affect various levels of communication and negotiation, from politics, administration, planning to the user level.
CHANGE! has therefore set itself the goal of developing a deeper understanding of possible and effective governance mechanisms for influencing mobility patterns. Ideas for comprehensive transition management can be found on these pages after the project has been completed.
Mobility decisions are seldom made on the basis of existing “mobility offers”, but rather should be seen as part of a more comprehensive everyday practice and all related actions and individual decisions. Path dependencies (e.g. choice of place of residence, workplace and working hours, chains of journeys through other errands and care duties, social environment) as well as attitudes, values and norms play a not insignificant role. One of the greatest challenges is breaking habits.
A mobility transition while maintaining current mobility patterns and without system-related redesigns in the transport system is not possible! A system change in the transport system must contain a significant proportion of sufficiency and renunciation, i.e. a targeted reconfiguration of social mobility practices, and also force a clear departure from traditional paradigms of transport planning and transport policy in the structures.
CHANGE! considers the problem from three main perspectives: individual USERS, TRAFFIC SYSTEM and GOVERNANCE. As results from the research process, transition processes and possible transformation paths at different levels of action – from the individual to the political level – are presented on these pages in four infographics and as compact descriptions, to be found under users – transport system – governance – and actors:
- Individual MOBILITY BEHAVIOR and habits
- REGIONAL SUSTAINABILITY / MOBILITY TRANSITION
- Transition process in the TRAFFIC SYSTEM: Multi-level perspective
- Learning in MOBILITY POLICY: 4 scenarios