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IfL studies mobility patterns in northern Saxony and the Erzgebirge district

In the coming months, a research team at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) will analyse the mobility behaviour and mobility needs of the population in peripheral areas of Saxony. The aim of the "PeriMobil" project is to create a better basis for the development of sustainable transport concepts in structurally disadvantaged regions of the Free State and beyond.

The researchers have selected parts of the district of North Saxony and border areas in the Erzgebirge district as the regions to be studied. For the analysis of mobility behaviour, they want to draw on public and private-sector data. On-site workshops and interviews with representatives from administration and civil society are also planned. For the latter, the team around project leader Dr Wladimir Sgibnev will use the participation tool LiniePlus. The discussions and surveys will serve to record ideas from the population and to ascertain the requirements of different groups for attractive transport services.

PeriMobil builds on research results of the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography from various studies in peripheral regions of Central Germany and Europe as well as on experiences from the development of the visualisation software hin&weg. This application, which is used by several local authorities in planning and participation processes, is to be developed into a data-based analysis tool for mobility research as part of the project.

The project "Sustainable Mobility in Peripheralised Regions – PeriMobil" is funded by the Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism as part of the Free State's innovation strategy. Mobility is defined as an important future field in this strategy.

At the end of the project in December 2023, the research team will discuss its findings with mobility experts from planning practice in Saxony. Subsequent international collaborative projects are planned.

Scientific contact persons

Dr Wladimir Sgibnev
Tel. +49 341 600 55-161

Jonathan Gescher
Tel. +49 341 600 55-158