Easy sustainable urban transport
Our research focuses on increasing active and sustainable transport of persons, such as walking, cycling, use of public transport, and transport-sharing solutions.
The objective behind EASIER is to make sustainable transport of persons more attractive by combining walking, cycling, public transport, and sharing schemes into seamless transport systems.
Based on the traveller’s perspective, EASIER will focus on:
- creating new knowledge about user behaviour and preferences in the new transport landscape
- uncomplicated integration between active and public modes of transport
- efficient tariff systems that promote the use of sustainable transport
- improving the urban environment so that pedestrians and cyclists have better experiences in traffic
- making the physical environment in railway stations and bus terminals more attractive to improve access to public transport
- more efficient regulation of public transport that supports improved mobility.
The project consists of different work packages.
User insights and behavioural modelling
The work package will obtain further insights regarding passenger preferences via advanced passenger behavioural modelling
Responsible/contact: Otto Anker Nielsen, DTU. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Integrated network design
The work package aims at increasing public transport use by more efficient and user-oriented integrated network designs.
Responsible/contact: Evelien van der Hurk, DTU. Mail: email@example.com
Efficient tariff systems
The work package focuses at using tariff systems more actively and targeted to increase public transport use.
Responsible/contact: Anita Schoebel, DTU. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Active modes to public transport
The work package aims on increasing the use of active modes in general, either independently or in connection to public transport. It evaluates the effect of urban environment characteristics on walking and cycling.
Responsible/contact: Helge Hillnhutter, DTU. Mail: email@example.com
Attractive transfers and access to public transport
The work package focuses on making transport and access to public transport more attractive.
Responsible/contact: Christian Wolf, DLR. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regulation and organisation
The work package focuses on how regulation and organisation can support (or hinder) the real implementation of the recommendations made in the first five work packages.
Responsible/contact: Lena Hiselius, ULUND. Mail: email@example.com
- Kickoff meeting, 1 June 2021
- Workshop, 25th - 26th October 2021
Communication about the Project
Project led by DTU will make public transport greener and more attractive: "How do we get more people to jump on their bike, into a metro, or to choose shared mobility instead of a petrol or diesel car when they go to work in the mornings? This, DTU will investigate in the EASIER project which also includes the Capital Region of Denmark and the Danish Metro Company”
This is the headline of the news article in Danish on the EASIER project published by the Greater Copenhagen EU Office at their website. The news release describes the research project, its international partners, scope and potential results for a public audience.
An EU project will improve sustainable transport alternatives to the car by—for example—focusing on travellers’ preferences, making it easier to get from door to door, and concurrently integrating green transport solutions in the urban environment.
The ERA-NET Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC) is pooling resources from 23 partners of 16 countries, to implement joint actions in the area of urban mobility, accessibility and connectivity.
EASIER consists of an interdisciplinary consortium of leading researchers in the fields of transport behaviour, operations research, psychology, and urban planning. We work closely with national, regional, and local authorities, transport companies, providers of shared mobility solutions, and consumer organizations.
- National authorities: Rail Net Denmark, Danish Transport Authority, Norwegian Public Roads Administration
- Regional and urban authorities: METRO, City of Copenhagen, Cycle Superhighways, BVG, SenUVK Berlin, Spandau District, SaarVV; AtB, Greener Trondheim, Rogaland County, Lund Municipality
- Transport agencies: METRO, MOVIA, Skånetrafiken, VRN, SaarVV, Ruter
- Shared mobility providers: VOI, VRN, Donkey Republic, Lime, MOVIA, Skånetrafiken
- User organisations: TÆNK, SS Nature Conservation, Resenärsforum, Fuss e.V., Pro Bahn