MoveMe investigates the interaction between space and mobility with the aim of identifying starting points and strategies for a socio-spatial transformation towards sustainable mobility in different spatial categories. A particular focus is on the currently already visible transformation of a "digitalisation" of mobility. Three key issues stand in our focus:

  1. For a transformation towards sustainable mobility, spaces must be redesigned and rethought to give priority to walking, cycling, public transport and new digital-based services, which requires a social negotiation process.
  2. The opportunities of new digital offers must be directed by planning in order to contribute to sustainable mobility in different spatial categories like urban, suburban and rural areas.
  3. In the medium to long term, spatial development as integrating manner needs approaches to favour the avoidance of motorised private transport.

In the region of Hannover, high-density inner city areas as well as suburban and rural areas are being studied comparatively. In three exemplifying neighbourhoods, we examine the potential and possible spatial effects of selected key innovations of digitalised mobility (e.g. on-demand ride-pooling, sharing of cars, bicycles, scooters & micro-vehicles, autonomous shuttles). Furthermore, we focus on the conditions for the acceptance of a spatial reorganisation and explore guiding principles and planning instruments for a transformation to sustainable mobility.