Principles of AMOR
The scope of our work
From customized mobility concepts to target-oriented, cost-effective and above all sustainable solutions to current traffic problems.
The mobility concepts of Austrian Mobility Research draw on technical as well as on organisational and communication measures.
Human behaviour is always at the centre. For example, Austrian Mobility Research develops traffic solutions for business areas that address car, bicycle, foot and public transport, while at the same time custom tailoring individual mobility alternatives for each employee.
For schools, Austrian Mobility Research works to improve the school environment and collaborates directly with students, parents and teachers. In addition, Austrian Mobility Research develops mobility solutions for events as well as housing estates and communities.
FGM-AMOR coordinates the CityChangerCargoBike (CCCB) project. The twenty two partners from cities (16), research, NGOs and industry that make up the consortium of the CCCB project are convinced: Cargo bikes are a climate-friendly, space-saving and health increasing mobility and transport option for private and commercial users in our future cities! And indeed, cargo bikes are no longer considered a novelty on many urban streets in Europe. Particularly in last mile delivery even large express carriers as well as many local companies and city administrations have recognized that cargo bikes can be a fast, flexible, efficient, and eco-friendly alternative for regular delivery vehicles.» more
However, fewer cities have recognised that cargo bikes are also an ideal transport vehicle for private logistics purposes (shopping, leisure equipment, commuting) as well as a fun and modern means of child transport, or in other words: they should be regarded as the new SUV for intelligent city dwellers!
Therefore, the CCCB project is focussing activities not only on commercial cargo bike use but also on families and private users. In addition, the use of cargo bikes as street furniture and space transformers is also explored. The project takes the very best cargo bike implementation examples, contexts and expertise in Europe and profits and learns from them to transfer these on a large scale and in the best way possible to new cities and new contexts – in CCCB’s forerunner cities, in its follower cities and beyond.
To ensure a large roll-out across 100 European cities the consortium has prepared an array of different information material that specifically addresses various target groups to increase the use of cargo bikes for the transport of goods and passengers.
The project also recognises the need for sustainable financing schemes particularly in countries with low bicycle use and lower than average income. The Project is funded via the H2020 programme or the European Commission and runs for 3 years (2018-2021).