With climate change, The Netherlands and its larger urban centers - like Amsterdam - are likely to face more and more challenging circumstances. This will include more heat waves, more storms or increased flooding and overall occasionally disrupted infrastructures. This is no exception for the mobility infrastructure. Despite such disruptions, travellers would still like to get on with their lives with the least impact as possible. This will require more resilient infrastructures, so - in a case of a disruptions - alternatives will be available and recovery time be minimized.
Raphael focuses on understanding how travelers behave in the face of a disrupted mobility network. The goal is to better understand how resilient that network is. This information can be obtained using data from the city, public transport operators or others, and by surveying travelers themselves to better understand their decision-making process. Using the information obtained from the travelers and the public transport operators, Raphael can propose different solutions in places where the system is not resilient enough to face the future adversity. The ultimate goal is a mobility infrastructure that, even when affected by weather or other events, can still retain its primary function of transporting people from point A to point B with as little inconvenience as possible.