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Table 2 Design scenarios for a nationwide mobility service guarantee – active mobility, sharing and push measures

From: A nationwide mobility service guarantee for Austria: possible design scenarios and implications

Scenario “No MSG” “All regions aboard” “Focus active mobility” “Focus car-pooling “ “Goodbye private car” “Questionable utopia”
Active mobility No improvement measures No improvement measures Strong expansion of infrastructure for walking and cycling Moderate expansion of infrastructure for walking and cycling Strong expansion of infrastructure for walking and cycling
Pooling incentive No incentive Incentive for private individual to offer rides Initial incentive, gradual reduction until 2040
Tariff car-pooling Pay-as-you-go (km-dependent price) Integrated in PT ticket Free of charge
MaaS platform   Integrated mobile application for PT & DRT1 Integrated mobile application for PT & DRT plus bike sharing and parking facilities Integrated mobile application for PT & DRT plus car-pooling services Integrated mobile application for PT & DRT plus bike sharing and parking facilities
Push measures CO2-Price as planned2 No additional push measures Speed limit 30 km/h in built-up areas
Traffic calming measures in urban areas
Establishment of HOV lanes (for cars with > 1 person) Speed limit 30 km/h in built-up areas
Traffic calming measures in urban areas
Additional road toll
No approval of fossil vehicles after 2030
Sharing   Car sharing as welcome addition, not guaranteed Support for station based bike sharing year-round, especially in urban areas Car sharing as welcome addition, not guaranteed Car sharing as welcome addition, not guaranteed; support for bike sharing
Spatial planning No measures No measures Focus on densification Focus on densification, including additional financial incentives
Transfer hubs Integrated interval timetable (IIT) for trains from 2025 on Additionally IIT for buses from 2030 on
  1. 1Including routing, ticketing, real time information
  2. 2Starting in July 2022 with 30 EUR/tCO2; 35 EUR/tCO2 in 2023; 45 EUR/tCO2 in 2024; 55 EUR/tCO2 as from 2023; https://orf.at/stories/3230987/