Tactical Mobilism – Interventions for a sustainable mobility culture

The aim of the “Tactical Mobilism” project was to establish and try out cost-effective interventions for the transformation of mobility spaces for a limited period of time. This has been implemented within a field test in Villach. For two weeks the Postgasse became a shared space. In addition to the changed traffic situation, the Postgasse was redesigned. The street was painted to draw attention to the changed space situation. Trees and plants were set up, common areas were created, and an art platform was set up on which various events took place.

The interventions in public space were developed in a participatory manner and were able to trigger new perspectives. Also a rethinking in the direction of sustainable mobility solutions among various actors is aimed to be achieved. A toolbox with drafts, participation and evaluation concepts, findings and results from the implementation in the field test in Villach was developed. This was and will be available to follower cities in order to learn from it, to implement it and to apply them into their transformation processes.

We are happy to contribute to a rethinking of the fair distribution of space in public spaces with the Tactical Mobilism project. With the help of the technical infrastructure provided by the aspern.mobil Lab, traffic-relevant data could be collected automatically. We hope that the knowledge gained from the project will also be passed on to other interested parties through the aspern.mobil LAB.

contact person

Name: Linda Dörrzapf
E-Mail: linda.doerrzapf@tuwien.ac.at
Tel: 01 58801-280504

TU Wien, Institut für Raumplanung, Forschungsbereich Verkehrssystemplanung (MOVE)

project partners


PLANUM Fallast Tischler & Partner GmbH

Queraum. Kultur- und Sozialforschung

Stadtgemeinde Villach

Technische Universität Graz, Institut für Städtebau


The project is sponsored by the programme “Mobilität der Zukunft” by the federal Ministry for climate protection, environment, energy, mobility, innovation and technology


Photos: © Luca Bierkle