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In aspern Seestadt, with the aspern.mobil LAB space for innovation is created, in which science, administration and companies together with residents contribute to the development of sustainable urban mobility.

The objective of the aspern.mobil LAB is to establish and support a new culture of mobility and innovation in this extraordinary development area. Residents, local stakeholders, politics and key scientific and economic players think, develop and act on an equal footing here.

The aspern.mobil LAB sees itself as an infrastructure for research and development and, as part of the “Mobility of the Future” program, is one of five urban mobility labs in Austria, funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology.

Contentual focus of the aspern.mobil LAB is put on:

  • Active Mobility: includes locomotion with your own physical strength (cycling, walking) as well as new active forms such as scooters, skateboard, cargo bikes, etc.
  • Mobility as a Service: interconnecting multiple modes of mobility (including active mobility) in order to create new services. The focus is put on shared mobility (e.g. carsharing).
  • First/Last Mile Logistics: includes transport of any goods from or to the customer or between customers, especially on the first and last mile.

Who forms the aspern.mobil LAB?

An interdisciplinary team of the Vienna University of Technology from the fields of spatial and traffic planning, computer science, sociology, architecture, design and impact research in partnership with the development company wien3420, the district management of aspern Seestadt, the studio Jauschneg and Upstream, a company of Vienna Public Utilities (Wiener Stadtwerke).

How does the aspern.mobil LAB work?

The aspern.mobil LAB understands locals of Seestadt as local experts who develop, test, evaluate and implement innovative mobility solutions, services or products through various projects and partnerships. In repetitive process loops of understanding, implementing and passing on, the development of knowledge for all parties involved is in the foreground.

The team consciously works with innovative and active formats and methods in order to promote a constant exchange with the locals of Seestadt as well as with all interested parties. For the aspern.mobil LAB, working together on a new urban mobility is the focal point.

Event formats of the aspern.mobil LAB

Upcoming events can be found at amLAB Action.

  • Thursday evening @UIC: every third Thursday evening of the month, the aspern.mobil LAB invites you to the cosy bicycle café United in Cycling in aspern Seestadt. Together with residents, topics of urban mobility are concretised and questions formulated, to which different experts are invited. With lectures, discussions, film or games an active, continuous exchange is possible in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Lab lesson: Working together with project partners and especially with residents on questions, products or services.
  • University in aspern Seestadt: with this format, university courses are brought to aspern and thus university, studying and science is made tangible.
  • Pop-up LAB: The aspern.mobil LAB participates in events in aspern, as well as beyond. With the research mat (see title photo), the team spans an interactive space for exchange.

Why research, participate and collaborate?

Our daily routines as city dwellers, both for work and leisure, and the choice of means of transportation have a major impact on the quality of our shared living space.

The focus is on the people and how they interact with each other and the environment – a win-win situation is promoted between all parties involved. Urban dwellers test innovative technologies and develop new skills. Depending on the effort, residents receive adequate compensation.

The mobility lab tries to find answers to the following questions: Are there really no private cars in the near future? Is aspern Seestadt changing our mobility behaviour with its services, such as cargo bikes, cycling infrastructure and good public transport? Which technologies will prevail and are these ecologically and socially compatible? How can joint research and development processes positively influence our habitat?

Contact

aspern.mobil LAB

E-Mail: info@mobillab.wien

Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, “Urban Mobility Labs” Initiative

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