AoSUM – Quiz Answers


Video 1 – Stefanie Holzwarth, UN-Habitat


What is the desirable hierarchy of steps to be taken towards sustainable mobility in cities?

  • Improve-Shift-Avoid
  • Avoid-Shift-Improve [Answer]
  • Avoid-Improve-Shift
  • Shift-Avoid-Improve


What is the share of transport in terms of global energy consumption and CO2 emissions?

  • 10% energy consumption and 17% CO2 emissions
  • 17% energy consumption and 21% CO2 emissions
  • 27% energy consumption and 25% CO2 emissions [Answer]
  • 34% energy consumption and 31% CO2 emissions


Video 2 – Wolfram Auer, Doppelmayr


Integrated mobility is a prerequisite for sustainable urban mobility. Which of the following is NOT a condition to achieve integrated mobility?

  • Allow formal and informal transport to operate alongside each other [Answer]
  • Reduce waiting times in stations by limiting timetable intervals
  • Integrate fare systems
  • Coordinate between operators


Cable cars emerge as a viable alternative to other mass transit systems in urban environments around the globe. What is the passenger transport capacity of the latest models of cable cars?

  • 500 passengers per hour per direction
  • 1,500 passengers per hour per direction
  • 3,000 passengers per hour per direction
  • 6,000 passengers per hour per direction [Answer]


Video 3 – Sergio Avelleda, WRI


Which measures can be applied to manage the demand in public transport and limit car-centred urban development?

  • Congestion pricing
  • Low emission zones
  • Parking pricing programs and regulations
  • Bus priority systems and reshuffling public space
  • All of the above [Answer]


The Discourse Media Study conducted in Canadian Cities refers to externalities from public transport and private car usage and gives examples. If walking costs you $1, society contributes $0.01 to facilitate this. In comparison, what is the cost to society of $1 of private car use?

  • $0.10
  • $1.30
  • $9.20 [Answer]
  • $15.00


Video 4 – Sergio Avelleda, WRI


The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected public transport and mobility systems across the globe. However, it also presents unique opportunities. How many new jobs can a green recovery of the transport sector create?

  • Around 2 million
  • Around 10 million [Answer]
  • Around 15 million
  • Around 17 million


The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a renewed appreciation of walking and cycling as healthy transport modes. Which of the following is NOT a key requirement to stimulate walking and cycling:

  • Reduce public transport capacity to avoid viral transmission [Answer]
  • Allocate national funds for non-motorised transport infrastructure
  • Make urban non-motorised transport infrastructure interventions during COVID permanent
  • Fast-track urban non-motorised transport and safety plans


Video 5 - Veronika Pliats-Shirzadi, KfW


International financial institutions and development banks have a vital role to play in supporting cities on their trajectory to sustainable urban mobility. What are typical conditions for being considered for support from such institutions?

  • Support from national government body or financial institution
  • Implementing partner has long-term project management capacity
  • SUMP in place
  • Enough funding earmarked in local and/or national budget for project sustainability
  • All of the above [Answer]


Which of the following population groups is most dependent on safe public transport and non-motorised transport for their mobility?

  • Young adults
  • Working-age adults
  • Non-disabled people
  • Women and girls [Answer]


Video 6 - Low Carbon Mobility Solutions, MyClimate


To meet the Paris Agreement objectives on mitigating climate change, by what percentage do passenger travel emissions have to be reduced by 2050?

  • 10%
  • 50%
  • 70% [Answer]
  • 90%


Electric trains are known as a low-carbon mobility option. However, this is not the case in all countries around the globe. What is the main reason for this?

  • Lack of available technology
  • Electricity is generated from fossil fuels [Answer]
  • Little demand for rail transport
  • Unsuitable geography


Video 7 - Data, innovation and smart mobility, Deutsche Bahn


Mobility data play an ever more important role in sustainable urban mobility systems. For what purposes can these data be used?

  • Understand passenger variations and fluxes
  • Understand commuter behaviour
  • Recognise the impact of different mobility choices
  • All of the above [Answer]


What characterises the desires of urban commuters?

  • Mainly value flexibility and personalisation, pro-active, context-oriented customer service [Answer]
  • Mainly value continuity and regionality, live updates and commuting alerts
  • Mainly value simplicity, flexibility and continuous, like intermodal routing from door-to-door and in/out with best-prize-logic
  • None of the above