MyFairShare builds on studies exploring the applicability of sufficiency principles to change mobility habits, e.g. through individual mobility budgets. Experiences show that transport emissions might be effectively reduced by limiting allowances for carbon-intensive transport modes, but would only be acceptable if the individual share of allowances is perceived as fair. MyFairShare combines and expands relevant knowledge, data and models to construct a scheme for fair distribution of individual mobility budgets, and identifies effective policy strategies. The potential will be tested in six Living Labs in different context situations, defined by scale (community – municipal – (trans-)national) and scope (citizen level– transport management level – strategic development level). The resulting policy toolkits and guidelines support the introduction of socially acceptable mobility budgets in different countries on different governance levels, improving urban accessibility and transport equity.
LSE Cities is part of the MyFairShare research consortium led by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). This consortium includes nine partners from six countries: Austria, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Switzerland and the UK. Besides leading the London Living Lab supported by Transport for London, LSE Cities’ work is focussing on the rationale for focusing on and targeting transport (sub)sectors along with the respective data requirements and explicit boundaries of mobility budgets (e.g. types of mobility, travel needs, geographic scales). This engagement ultimately targets the development of an actionable concept of fairness in mobility and accessibility that is suitable for operationalising mobility budgets. As part of this, LSE Cities will conduct an institutional analysis and will identify the degree to which different policy instruments can address mobility budgets alongside the socio-economic and politico-institutional determinants critical for their potential implementation.
Dr Philipp Rode, Associate Professorial Research Fellow, LSE
Co-Director, Executive MSc in Cities, LSE Cities
Dr Nuno F da Cruz, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, LSE Cities
Prof Mike Savage, Department of Sociology, LSE
Prof Francisco H. G. Ferreira, International Inequalities Institute, LSE
Catarina Heeckt, LSE Cities
Charlie Hicks, LSE Cities