Cities are growing, forms of life and work are changing, people are mobile and interconnected – the urban population is constantly moving.
At the same time, public transport in cities is being transformed: new systems of bicycle rental and carsharing are evolving and services offered by public transport providers are increasingly integrated.
Ticket purchasing and accessing timetables and the latest traffic reports are being simplified by the growing use of smartphones. These developments facilitate the flexible combination of different transport modes in cities to cover distance. This combination is known as intermodality.
Researchers from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) are considering whether and to what extent intermodality is key to a more efficient urban transport system. These issues are analyzed within the Urban Mobility Project.