In­sti­tute of Trans­port Re­search

The cargo bike in action
Car­go bike
Image 1/3, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

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
Image 2/3, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

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
Image 3/3, Credit: DLR/Markus Steur

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
    Contact
Locations and Offices
Berlin
  • Locations and Offices
  • Berlin
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    In­sti­tute of Trans­port Re­search: num­ber of jour­nal con­tri­bu­tions from – 42 per­cent of which in open ac­cess (2014 to 2018)

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    number of non-open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
  • 56,40
    40
    number of open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
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    In­sti­tute of Trans­port Re­search: num­ber of PhD stu­dents (2018)

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    2018
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    In­sti­tute of Trans­port Re­search: num­ber of em­ploy­ees (2019)

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    40
    Female
  • 40,44
    44
    Male

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