Sustainable data regulation for the Berlin transport sector: Background and policy recommendations

Nachhaltige Datenregulierung für den Berliner Verkehrssektor: Hintergründe und Policy-Empfehlungen

There is no system which is currently subject to greater dynamics of change than the mobility system. Two main drivers are responsible for the high dynamics and quality of change: digitalisation and the imperative of sustainability. Digitalisation opens up completely new mobility services, business models and opportunities for mobility management. At the same time, these new services offer potential for sustainable transport development. In Berlin, the Jelbi project is not only the largest model in Europe for the implementation of a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept, but the city has also set ambitious sustainability goals and taken the first steps towards an appropriate digitalisation strategy and data regulation.

One of the most important challenges in the institutional organisation of the digital-based mobility system is the format of data governance. How should which data be collected, managed and used? Who is responsible for it? How can the mobility and personal data of the data owners be protected and used sustainably? In this background paper, the methodological basis of the scenario-based evaluation of possible ideal types of data regulation is used as an example of Jelbi to show how these different types affect the practice of Jelbi for the future. Based on this, policy recommendations are formulated that go beyond the use case of Jelbi and are related to the entire Berlin mobility system.

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Dirk Thomas, Ingo Kollosche

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Wissen. Wandel. Berlin. Report 22


Data regulation, Jelbi, Mobility as a Service, Open Data, Data Trusts, Berlin