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The focus of this research project is to organise Mobility as a Service (MaaS) cooperatively in order to create more social and ecological sustainability for individual mobility. In the consortium, possible economic and organisational prerequisites of a mobility cooperative are being developed and it is being investigated how psychological barriers can be reduced through cooperative organisation and how acceptance for multimodal mobility and a sustainable mobility culture can be increased.

As part of the BMBF's "MobilityFutureLab2050" funding measure, the possible applications of mobility cooperatives are being examined in a holistic approach involving economics, psychology and transport sciences. Using the Ruhr University Bochum and the Mark 51°7 site as examples, the framework for a mobility cooperative will be tested and evaluated using real experiments. On the basis of an agent-based model, the transferability of the approaches to other places and contexts will be tested. As a result, a guideline for action will also be developed to support other actors in founding mobility cooperatives to improve local mobility.

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