In addition to infrastructure or regulatory measures, the ETSC (European Road Safety Council) also proposes cooperative intelligent traffic systems (C-ITS) to increase the safety of vulnerable road users (VRUs). Current studies assume that the introduction of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) will also have a significant impact on VRUs, whereby the question of advantages or disadvantages remains open.



The design or redesign of public space is an essential prerequisite for further promoting sustainable, active mobility. However, a standardized methodology for the impact assessment of interventions in urban mobility is still lacking. POSITIM aims to create a generic mixed methods approach for impact assessment and evaluation. Methods from traffic sociology, human sensor technology, traffic planning and geoinformatics are integrated.



Unprotected road users are exposed to a disproportionate risk of accidents. In order to be able to make the best possible arrangements for these road users, reliable risk models with a high spatial and temporal resolution are required. The potential, but also the limitations, of integrating human sensor data with heterogeneous data sources from urban data ecosystems for traffic safety research and especially for forecasting models of traffic risks has not yet been scientifically assessed.


Bicycle Observatory

The project has set itself the goal of conceiving a multidimensional, spatially differentiated situation picture of bicycle traffic by combining technical sensor data and social science survey data and thus better understanding bicycle traffic as an overall system and its heterogeneity within the group of cyclists.



Domain-specific know-how from the field of medical and sports physiological research, geoinformatics and mobility advice is integrated in an interdisciplinary information platform to promote healthy mobility in the context of company mobility management.



With special attention to cycling, multimodal simulation tools are being developed as planning tools for reorganizing the street space and tested for use cases in the cities of Graz and Salzburg.