WP 4 – Development of the indicator system


A system of indicators facilitates the identification of possible areas of action. Furthermore, the indicator system enables to assess the mobility system’s sustainable development and the comparison with that of other municipalities. The indicators are selected on the basis of an extensive literature research, the computability or data availability and the applied relevance for the actors in the region, who are interviewed in workshops. Most of the existing indicator systems are self-assessment tools, the data must be generated by the municipalities themselves, which requires time-consuming data collection, surveys, data processing as well as modelling, which is not feasible especially for smaller municipalities, while automated solutions are limited to large cities. This means that there is a lack of reliable and comparable information on the state of municipal mobility systems and starting points for increasing their sustainability.

In work package 4, an indicator system for the assessment of municipal mobility systems will be developed, which is applicable for smaller municipalities as well as in the context of the trinational Upper Rhine region.


First results from the contact with different stakeholders showed that most municipalities lack the staff and financial resources to apply the common indicator systems and index evaluation. For a broad and widespread application of an indicator system, a complete automation of data collection, processing and calculation of the indicators is an urgent prerequisite. Therefore, the indicator system is implemented as a fully automated and data-driven Municipal Information System for Sustainable Mobility (KiNaMo)

The aim of KINaMo is to develop a data-driven indicator system as an information platform that enables a large-scale, cost-effective and comparable assessment and monitoring of the development of municipal mobility systems in the Upper Rhine region and whose results are made freely accessible via a web platform. The application thus creates for the first time a regional and transnational database for a comparable municipal mobility assessment of the Upper Rhine Region, and thus enables all stakeholders to engage in a discourse of equals.


Prof. Dr. Barbara Koch


Mail: ferninfo@felis.uni-freiburg.de

Dr. Markus Hofmann

Research associate

Mail: kmh@network-institute.org

M.Sc. Janusch Vajna-Jehle

Research associate

Mail: janusch.jehle@felis.uni-freiburg.de

M.Sc. Sven Decker

Research associate

Mail: sven.decker@felis.uni-freiburg.de