The Mobility in Germany (MiD) study is a nationwide survey of households on their everyday transport behaviour. It is commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) and many federal states, cities and municipalities as well as numerous regional transport associations and companies. The study was already carried out in 2002, 2008 and 2016/17. Now (2023/24) the MiD will be conducted again.
The central task of the study is to obtain representative and reliable information on the socio-demographics of people and households and their everyday transport (e.g. journeys by purpose and mode) for an entire year.
The MiD provides up-to-date data on important factors influencing mobility and forms the foundation for transport models. The results of the study are not only important for transport planning, research and scientific knowledge, they also provide indispensable quantitative background information for political decisions in the transport sector.
In addition to the current survey of everyday mobility, the study deals with various current topics related to transport. These include home office effects, requirements in walking and cycling, developments in public transport such as the Deutschlandticket. Also included are developments in car traffic like the use of electric vehicles. Last but not least, the MiD also deals with environmental impacts and our CO2 footprint in transport. The mobility participation of people with disabilities, for instance, will also be examined.
A total of around 185,000 households will be surveyed between April 2023 and May 2024. Of these, 40,000 are on behalf of the BMDV. More than 140,000 surveyed households are financed by the regional partners. The MiD thus provides an important basis for transport planning not only nationwide but also regionally.
Website of the study