Integrated Transport Planning

Current Projects

Pull & Push

The research project “Pull & Push – Gut & Böse” aims to precisely assess the effectiveness of the various transport policy and planning instruments in the area of tension between pull and push measures and identify the most effective combinations. This starts with an understanding of the need to proactively shape change in transport. It is also important to know more about the effectiveness of pull and push measures as well as their acceptance by the population.


The research project “NUDAFA - Living Laboratory for the Intermunicipal Promotion of Cycle Traffic” aims to accelerate the mobility transition in the municipalities of Zeuthen, Eichwalde, and Schulzendorf, and Schönefeld as well as the towns of Wildau and Königs Wusterhausen using digital instruments for the participative creation of an efficient, integrated cycle traffic concept. To achieve this, a policy field analysis and actor constellation will be conducted to identify barriers and potentials within the process to promote inter-municipal cycle traffic. This is accompanied by research evaluating real-life experiments, focusing on the type and scope of public involvement.

Invalidenstraße Model Neighborhood

Residents, stakeholders, and interest groups have the possibility to actively participate in the research group and shape the project process together with professionals. The aim is to actively include pre-identified target groups when collecting ideas, planning, and implementing. The project aims to develop and implement comprehensive measures for main topics within the mobility transition, transport safety, the valorization of public space, and increasing the safety of routes to schools together with diverse stakeholders.


This research project aims to develop and implement a local mobility concept for a high-density urban neighborhood (Wrangelkiez) in Berlin-Kreuzberg using participatory methods. It integrates the specific demands of civil society as well as those of municipal policymakers and planners to create a concrete concept for implementation focusing on re-designing the neighborhood in a way that caters to local mobility.


Managing increasing mobility needs is a significant challenge which requires not only technical adaptations but also a sustainable change in our mobility behavior and culture. Mobility education plays a key role in this process. Unlike in traditional road safety education, which focuses on traffic rules and how to avoid accidents, we need to learn how to make mobility decisions for ourselves and reflect on how these impact us and the environment. Comprehensive mobility education promotes cycle and foot traffic through targeted offers and makes sustainable mobility a part of early processes of socialization as well as children and adolescents’ everyday life.


Together with the Chair of Industrial Information Technology, we are examining the subjective safety of different intersection and traffic circle designs using 3D simulations and qualitative interviews. The project is funded by the National Cycling Plan.


The project “Erlebnis.Campus – Health and Movement in an Urban Context” aims to promote student health by incorporating multifunctional movement opportunities as well as the chance to experience nature and architecture in public spaces with a focus on mindfulness. The primary project site is the TU Berlin campus and neighboring area. Erlebnis.Campus is an interdisciplinary and intergenerational project.


Urban and transport planners face a number of challenges when designing our transport system: In urban areas, people’s mobility needs have to be considered while also ensuring high quality of life for the local population. Climate and environmental goals also need to be met and measures need to contribute to active mobility and transport behavior that promotes health. Re-organizing planning to a achieve sustainable transport development and participative formats are central challenges in accomplishing these objectives. The MobilBericht research project, a cooperative project between TU Berlin, TU Dresden, and the district of Berlin-Pankow initiated in 2017, focuses on these challenges.

Past Projects


This project, funded by the German Research Foundation, examines the largely neglected link between social exclusion and mobility. Focus is placed on two study dimensions - subjective perception and spatial patterns. On the one hand, the project aims to research the mobility behavior of low-income population groups based on their ability to participate in society. In doing so, subjectively perceived spaces of opportunity are to be identified in order to identify any social disadvantages that may result from these.


Due to its inner-city location, Berlin's district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is characterized by transit, source, and destination traffic. Accordingly, the negative social and environmental impacts of traffic, especially motorized private transport, are extensive. Within the project region of Campus Charlottenburg, solutions for a mobility transition away from a city designed for cars towards a multi-modal, zero emission mobility for everyone are to be examined and realized in a living laboratory. Particular focus is placed on foot and cycle traffic in this process. Ausgehend von der Annahme, dass eine Mobilitätswende nur durch eine Mentalitätswende umzusetzen ist, spielen die Menschen, die sich am Campus bewegen, eine zentrale Rolle.


In the future, businesses need to provide attractive offers to gain cyclists as customers. The aim of this project is to involve a large number of retailers in a participatory process, upgrade their locations to make them bicycle-friendly, and develop and implement new solutions. Ultimately, the aim is for retailers to recognize the business advantages different service offers provide. Integrating cycle traffic into the business policy of retailers is an important step in more positively shaping the climate balance of shopping traffic and thus contributing to the federal government’s goals of reducing CO2.

MobMan – Mobility Management

The aim of the project is the methodological and theoretical development of an original conceptual approach to the analysis of the field of transport policy. Providing transparency in the field of transport policy will make related decisions accessible to a broader public and also open up the possibility for informed participation by the public. At the same time, publishing the constellation of interests will support a transport policy decision process between two diverging alternatives rather than the double funding of different transport solutions as is currently commonly the case.

Smart e-User

The “Smart e-User” project encompasses the implementation and assessment of the broad deployment of electric vehicles (up to 3.5t) in commercial transport to demonstrate economically feasible applications when supplying selected inner-city areas of Berlin with goods and services.

BVG Preliminary Study - Making the Connections

The aim of this preliminary study commissioned by the BVG, Berlin’s public transit authority, was to develop a problem field analysis and possible solutions for situations blind and visually impaired passengers in public transport encounter at various stops. To achieve this, qualitative interviews with experts and three focus groups with blind public transport users were conducted.

E3 – Combined Charging System

The aim of IVP’s work package is to determine preferences which play a role in the possible transition to electric cars or e-mobility. A conjoint analysis will be conducted to determine which of these preferences is more significant. Finally, mobility concepts which could stimulate a change in behavior will be mapped.

Barriers on the Road to the City of the Future

After many years of stagnation, cities in Germany are growing again. It is safe to assume that this development will continue in the future. This urban renaissance stimulates not only housing but other urban functions such as retail, office services, culture, and leisure. However, this development also poses new challenges for cities, as it is necessary to satisfy changed housing and mobility needs and enable a high quality of life for all residents.

G 3-EFFF: Mobility School

On the basis of the “micromobility scenarios” in the “e-mobility” project, IVP developed a training module focused on integrating electromobility into the curriculum at driving schools. The project aims to position mobility as an integral component of a comprehensive mobility offer. In this respect, the principle of intermodal transport is also taken into account in the training concept.


The project CIVITAS MIMOSA is part of the European CIVITAS initiative, which funds integrated strategies for sustainable urban local transport. Our academic chair is responsible for the overall evaluation of the MIMOSA project and closely cooperates with the implementing European cities Bologna, Funchal, Gdansk, Utrecht, and Tallinn, as well as the CIVITAS PLUS evaluation group.

City 2.e

The aim of City 2.e is to develop a concept for a charging infrastructure which considers the mobility behavior of street parkers, that is car owners who do not have their own parking space. Current trends and potential in how different modes of transport are used will be included in this process. Within this project, the Chair of Integrated Transport Planning investigates the usage and parking behavior of street parkers in dense areas, using the example of a Berlin neighborhood.


In addition to adapting technical, planning, and political framework conditions, user acceptance is a key factor in successfully establishing electromobility. A subproject will examine the behavior of e-vehicle users and how electromobility impacts future mobility patterns and preferences.

Environmentally and Family-Friendly Mobility in Rural Areas

How can awareness of future mobility challenges and opportunities be raised - both for rural families and for rural regional development actors? How can suitable and effective communication concepts for environmentally and family-friendly mobility offers be developed?


In the “easy.going” research project, a transfer network will be developed to establish international cooperation between research and small and medium-size enterprises (SME) in the area of accessible mobility. The project aims to promote knowledge transfer as well as invention generation and the implementation of new innovations in this field.