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Mobility Management

Influencing and change attitudes and travel behaviour through “soft” measures

Mobility Management (MM) is a concept to promote sustainable transport and reduce single occupancy car use by changing travellers' attitudes and behaviour.

At the core of mobility management are "soft" measures such as marketing, information, communication, education, organisation of services and coordination activities of different partners.

Such measures most often enhance the effectiveness of "hard" measures within urban transport (e.g. new tram lines, new roads or bike lanes). In comparison to "hard" measures, mobility management measures do not necessarily require large financial investments and may have a high benefit-cost ratio.

The CIVITAS Thematic Group (TG) on Mobility Management discusses the following types of MM measures: 

  • Information giving, including real-time travel information; 
  • Awareness raising and promotion of sustainable modes;
  • Education and training, both in schools and elsewhere;
  • Site-based measures such as school and company travel plans;
  • Telecommunications and flexible time organisation, e.g. teleworking, changing opening hours, changing the number of times patients or citizens are required to travel to the hospital or city hall, internet shopping and e-government.

The following types of MM measures are treated in other CIVITAS groups:

  • On-demand PT services (TG collective passenger transport); 
  • Car sharing, bike sharing and carpooling (TG car-independent lifestyles);
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (TG integrated planning);
  • Public participation and stakeholder involvement (TG public involvement).