Low-carbon mobility case study - synthesis reportENABLE.EU D4.2Uploaded: 1 of September, 2019

The main aims of the case study were 1) to better understand citizen’s choices, habits and preferences regarding low carbon mobility and alternative transportation modes, 2) to identify key drivers and barriers, including political, technological and behavioural ones, for low carbon mobility and alternative transportation modes to private fuelled-cars, and 3) to explore potential solutions and best practices to shift away from private conventionally-fuelled car dependence and reduce the negative impacts of transport on citizen’s health and well-being, the climate and the environment.

The case study has been designed to allow for comparative research among countries, following common methodological guidelines. The methodology used in this study involves both quantitative and qualitative approaches: a mobility household survey and a series of in-depth interviews conducted in the aforementioned countries. We conducted a mobility household survey, which analyses citizen travel behaviour, travel mode choices and the factors influencing them. Five specific destinations of the weekly routine have been investigated: trip to the workplace/university, to the grocery/shopping, to recurrent leisure activities, to take children to school and to their recurrent activities. The survey has been conducted using a representative sample of the population of each participating country. With respect to the in-depth interviews, our focus has been directed to shared mobility and in particular carsharing, as a potential solution and as example of best practice that can contribute to change current mobility. In each country the interviews involved carsharing users and stakeholders, from business, public administration and pressure groups.