Institute of Transport Research

The cargo bike in action
Cargo bike
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Cargo bike

Despite their large potential to reduce emissions and increase transport efficiency, cargo bikes have thus far not been used to any significant extent for commercial purposes.This project offers companies and public institutions the opportunity to test cargo bikes over long periods of time. In addition, a large number of other decision-makers and multipliers will be addressed through intensive public relations work.
The Institute of Transport Research in Berlin-Adlershof
The Institute of Transport Research in Berlin-Adlershof
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The Institute of Transport Research in Berlin-Adlershof

Our vision: A modern and future-oriented transport system, efficient and sustainable for people and the environment.
The Commercial Transport Department of the Institute of Transport Research
Commercial Transport Department
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Commercial Transport Department

The sustainable and future-oriented design of commercial transport drives our research and consulting at the Institute of Transport Research. Particularly in light of further growth in interregional freight transport and increasing small consignments in cities, companies and municipalities need to develop new concepts in order to ensure both the supply of goods and the quality of life in cities. We contribute to these challenges with scientifically based expertise. Through our research projects, we answer relevant questions on commercial transport for our clients. Here, we derive recommendations for transport policy, for developing sustainable technologies and business models, as well as for the diffusion of innovation in logistics.

The subjects of mobility and transport affect people today more than ever. On the one hand, an effective transport system is an essential prerequisite for a prospering economy. On the other hand, mobility also allows individuals to actively participate in social life while offering them a high level of personal freedom. This reliance means that individuals participating in the transport system are more easily frustrated with disruptions such as capacity constraints, delay, inadequate information or insufficient safety.

Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara Lenz
    DLR Institute of Transport Research, Head
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)

    DLR Institute of Transport Research, Head
    Telephone: +49 30 67055-206
    Fax: +49 30 67055-283
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Köln
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Locations and Offices
Berlin
  • Locations and Offices
  • Berlin
Facts / Institutes
  • 56,40
    96

    Institute of Transport Research: number of journal contributions from – 42 percent of which in open access (2014 to 2018)

  • 56,40
    56
    number of non-open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
  • 56,40
    40
    number of open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
Facts / Institutes
  • 40,44
    84

    Institute of Transport Research: number of employees (2019)

  • 40,44
    40
    Female
  • 40,44
    44
    Male
Facts / Institutes
  • 202,308
    510

    Institute of Transport Research: number of publications - 40 percent of open access (2014 to 2018)

  • 202,308
    202
    number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (40 percent)
  • 202,308
    308
    number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 2018

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