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Salzburg is Our Live Laboratory for the Creation of Effective Test Environments

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Live Laboratory

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Test Corridors

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Test Stations

City of Salzburg Live Laboratory

Because of its geographical location, the central area of the city of Salzburg presents a very attractive and interesting laboratory environment.

The region operates beyond its geographical and administrative borders and around 60,000 people therefore commute every day from the central area into the city of Salzburg. There are also extensive commuter links into neighbouring Bavaria. The region has particular significance for tourism, which is why increased consideration of tourist mobility and cross-border traffic is a core function at


Commuters per day

Every day, 53,758 working people as well as 9,579 school pupils and students commute into the city of Salzburg.
Source: Austrian statistical office (Statistik Austria)


Registered motor vehicles

On 31.10.2019 there were 101,233 registered motor vehicles in the city of Salzburg.
Source: Austrian statistical office (Statistik Austria)

The Modal Split

shows the distribution of the volume of traffic over the different modes of transport in the city and state of Salzburg.

Modal Split City Of Salzburg
Modal Split Federal State Of Salzburg

The Modal Split shows the distribution of the volume of traffic over the different modes of transport in the city and state of Salzburg.

Test Corridors and Stations 4.0

Innovation projects gain easy access to the test environments and thus the opportunity to investigate the mobility system in a live laboratory environment. Owing to the strong transport relationships with the border region of Bavaria (daily commuters, leisure and tourist travel), cross-border test corridors are also being established in addition to selected principal transport links. The cross-border test environment offers a unique selling point, whilst the various spatial structures in the area around the city of Salzburg act a prototypes for large parts of Austria and therefore display great potential for transfer to other regions and future innovation projects.

Innovation Partners for Our Future

With, innovation partners have a central point of access to publicise their projects in the region, find partners and gain easy access to test environments. The mobility laboratory pools infrastructure, services and mobility-related data and makes them available to industry and business for innovation projects.

Cooperation Request

Test Corridors offers you access to selected roads both in the city of Salzburg and in the adjacent surrounding communities.

Within these corridors, innovation projects can test their planned mobility systems, services or prototypes. In the mobility laboratory, we also examine the access criteria and complete all the necessary routes with the regional authorities responsible. As the applicant, this means you have just one point of contact. The provision includes test sites for pedestrian and bicycle traffic, roads for car and bus traffic, and rail services between defined stations and stops.

Salzburg – Edge of Freilassing

Korridor Freilassing

The corridor runs in the road traffic from Lehener Bridge on the river Salzach, along Ignaz-Harrer-Straße and Münchener Bundesstraße to the edge of Freilassing. For bicycle traffic, the H11, H12, R2 and R3 main cycle routes of the city of Salzburg are available. In public transport, there is a choice of the bus and rail connections between the main railway station in Salzburg and Freilassing railway station.

Salzburg – Edge of Walserberg

Korridor Bad Reichenhall

The corridor runs in the road traffic from Rudolf-Biebel-Straße, along Innsbrucker Bundesstraße to the edge of Walserberg and on the A1 motorway between the Wals-Salzburg West junction and the edge of Walserberg. For bicycle traffic, the H9 main cycle route of the city of Salzburg is available. In public transport, there is a choice of the bus and rail connections between the main railway station in Salzburg and Piding railway station.

Salzburg – Neumarkt

Korridor Neumarkt

The corridor runs in the road traffic from Neumarkt railway station, along Salzburger Straße, Wiener Bundesstraße, Schallmooser Hauptstraße, Franz Josef Straße and Schrannengasse to Mirabellplatz. The corridor also includes the route via the motorway between the Wallersee junction and Salzburg North and then onwards via Vogelweiderstraße and Schallmooser Hauptstraße. For bicycle traffic, the main cycle routes of the state and the city are available between Neumarkt railway station and Mirabellplatz. In public transport, there is a choice of the bus and rail connections between Neumarkt railway station and the stop on Mirabellplatz.

Salzburg Schwabenwirtsbrücke

Korridor Schwabenwirtsbruecke

In this corridor, particular consideration should be given to the cycle traffic bottleneck on Schwabenwirtsbrücke. The aim in this district is to establish a safe cycle route from Gnigl, coming over the railway and into the city. However, this will also require interventions in the routing of car traffic. With respect to this, the transport network represented in the diagram is available for the respective modes of transport.

Research Partners

As well as the project partners providing funding, the city and state of Salzburg, mobility laboratory has also gained research partners RSA FG iSPACE, Salzburg Research and the University of Salzburg – Z_GIS.

These research institutions, which are relevant for the central area of Salzburg, have significant capacity for activities and new innovation projects in the mobility sector. They provide the offered services on behalf of

Test Stations

In the light of high commuter and tourist mobility and the trend towards multimodal transport behaviour as well as the rise of sharing solutions between public transport users, the creation of attractive connection hubs and the optimisation of accessibility are of vital importance to the environmental alliance.

Stations 4.0Neumarkt Laboratory Station

With new innovation projects combined with mobility hubs and new mobility provisions, the hope is to initiate a change of behaviour towards environmentally friendly mobility. By linking the approaches developed and planning tools for commuter mobility with the tourist potential, demand-based cost-effective provisions can be planned and implemented better in the environmental alliance; ultimately, private motor traffic is also dominant in the transport choice of holidaymakers.

Goals of Stations 4.0

Testing and assessment of station components as well as new technical developments (on identified test sites)

Data provision and networking of relevant components of the station for monitoring and mobility services

Scientific studies into social acceptance and change of use of new solutions as well as to investigate multimodal mobility behaviour

Assessment of the transferability of new physical and digital developments to other mobility hubs

Station 4.0 – Neumarkt am Wallersee Railway Station

Neumarkt am Wallersee railway station serves as a regional transport hub with a trans-regional transport connection. It acts as a public transport access/transfer point. As part of the station upgrade, which includes renovation of the station forecourt, initial additional components of the laboratory station have already been constructed.

The level of occupancy of the bicycle parking can be determined by video analysis and made available for example for information systems. Moreover, bicycle boxes have been set up, which can be booked online for any period desired. Innovation projects can test new station equipment on a defined test site. The laboratory station will be expanded gradually with further equipment components in further upgrades (e.g. park & ride detection, collection boxes, sharing activities).

Station 4.0 is an innovation project and experimentation space of Salzburg urban mobility laboratory “”. In the future mobility programme, it is promoted by the Austrian federal ministry of climate protection, the environment, energy, mobility, innovation and technology.