Campus Mobility

 

Status quo

The 47,500 students and over 10 000 employees of the RWTH Aachen University generate a substantial traffic volume in the city of Aachen. This consists of trips to the university and trips between different university campuses. In this project, RWTH Aachen University wants to improve the sustainability of this traffic, e. g., by shifting to eco-mobility modes.

 

Objective

The project analyses which measures could foster sustainable mobility of RWTH Aachen University employees, keeping in mind digitalization, the establishment of sharing services, and electric mobility.

 

Project content and structure

The project consists of different topics, including the collection of the current mobility framework and, subsequently, the development and implementation of measures.

  Copyright: © Boßhammer, 2016

Survey of employees and students of the RWTH Aachen University regarding their mobility behavior

The survey of mobility behavior focuses both on trips to the university and internal trips. Furthermore, the mobility behavior of the students will be collected along with the employees as it is not possible to separate certain aspects, e.g., the demand of both groups for shared bicycle parking.

  Process of the identification of charging infrastructure sites for electric vehicles (own diagram 2020) Copyright: © ISB, 2020

Charging infrastructure for electric motor vehicles

The ISB identifies potential sites for charging infrastructure for electric motor vehicles at the campus by combining two approaches. The first approach estimates the current demand based on the existing private and company-owned electric cars. In the second approach, the demand for charging infrastructure on the campus is forecasted using the prognosed electric mobility market.

Based on the demand, suitable locations for charging infrastructure on the campus are identified by considering the feasibility aspects, e.g., the power supply.

Cycle parking

The ISB collects the existing count of cycle parking racks and analyses their occupancy rate. Furthermore, the ISB surveys the usage preferences of RWTH Aachen University employees and students regarding bicycle parking facilities and their willingness to walk or cycle to access them. With these results, the ISB creates a concept for expanding bicycle parking facilities. The concept focuses on charging infrastructure for e-bikes and on solutions for protecting expensive bicycles, e.g., bicycle parking garages.

Internal mobility

With the aim of making internal mobility sustainable, implementation of the movA-app for RWTH Aachen University employees is planned to enable simple booking of external transport modes for them. In addition, the ISB identifies existing gaps in the accessibility of vehicle sharing services.

Analysis of car parking space occupancy at RWTH Aachen University

To further develop the parking opportunities, the ISB empirically analyses the occupancy of the existing parking places and garages.

Evaluation of usage of the driving service of the RWTH Aachen University and business trips of the employees

In this work package, the ISB analyses the usage of the RWTH Aachen University’s driving service and the employees' business trips.

 

Project Management

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kuhnimhof

 

Assistants

David Kohlrautz, M.Sc.

 

Client

RWTH Aachen University

 

Project duration

06.2020 - 05.2023