Cities face the challenge of promoting sustainable mobility in order to reduce CO2 emissions, improve air quality, reduce noise and thus make the city a more liveable place. To achieve this, cities can use bans and legislation (“hard” measures) on the one hand, and strategies to change citizens’ behaviour (“soft” measures) on the other. Since hard measures are not always effective or cannot be used in every situation, nudging is an alternative method to bring about behavioural change. Nudging refers to a method of influencing behaviour, but without the use of restrictions or laws. Nudging builds on findings from behavioural economics and psychology and works by directing attention, changing the environment or through social influences. Nudges can also be used in the area of mobility behaviour.
- The DyMoN project will enrich digital nudging for more sustainable mobility behaviour with data sources. For example, the situational component is often crucial in nudging (i.e., in which situation a nudge reaches a person). For DyMoN, data such as weather data, environmental data, infrastructure data, or traffic data will be used. This data will be processed in the DyMoN Data Hub and will be linked to the nudging methods. By taking into account the situational components within a city, effective nudges will be designed within the DyMoN framework.
- Citizens’ involvement is a key component in the project. In DyMoN, the ideas, requirements and opinions of the citizens regarding sustainable mobility are to be included from the beginning and for the development of the nudges.
- Proof of concepts of the DyMoN framework will take place in Salzburg and Uppsala, in which the effectiveness and flexibility of the framework will be tested.
- For cities, DyMoN will create a manual for effective digital nudging for active mobility, as well as a data dashboard that can be used to evaluate current conditions in the city. Workshops will give cities the opportunity to learn more about effective nudging and the work in DyMoN.
- A DyMoN Summer School for young scientists will be held in Salzburg to enable knowledge transfer into research.