Project InnaMoRuhr

Project Lead

Prof. Dr. Johannes Weyer (TU Dortmund)

Involved JUS-members:

Prof. Dr. Heike Proff

Prof. Dr. Pedro José Marrón


May 2020 - April 2023


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In a multidisciplinary consortium of social sciences, economics and engineering, researchers from the three UA Ruhr universities are investigating how mobility in the Ruhr region can be made sustainable.
120,000 students are enrolled at the universities of Duisburg-Essen, Bochum and Dortmund and regularly commute to their places of study. In addition, they can attend courses at all four locations as part of the University Alliance Ruhr, for example in the Master's programme in Medical Physics.
But how do they get from Bochum to Dortmund or from Duisburg to Essen? And how do they get home from there?
When time is short, often by car, because point-to-point connections by public transport are rare. So universities also contribute to the traffic jams on the A40 and the emission of climate-damaging greenhouse gases.
This is where the research project "InnaMoRuhr" comes in, which is funded by the NRW Ministry of Transport for three years.

The aim is to develop a concept for making mobility in the Ruhr region sustainable, for example by closing gaps and providing innovative mobility services.
In addition, this concept is to be tested in practice in a field trial. Locally emission-free technologies, e.g. electric shuttles, but also on-demand services and other forms of new mobility are to be used.

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