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Arnd Bätzner provides consulting on the alignment of multi-modal transit systems with the built environment and strategic land use planning. Adopting an urban design point of view, he particularly focuses on the integration of future autonomous and demand-responsive transport with high-capacity modes, and on their consequences for the urban realm. Arnd holds a master in physics and transit management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, and a certificate as a concert pianist from the Geneva Conservatory. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at University of St.Gallen’s Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance: His academic research, mainly in Asia, focuses on the role of elevated walkability enhancers such as skybridges, cable cars and people movers for last-mile station linkage and reduction of informal movements on the ground.


  • June 11: Delivering innovative solutions for rail services and operations

  • June 11: To dock or not to dock? Building tomorrow’s smart two-wheeler-sharing systems

    Docked, Dockless and Beyond: Cross-Modal Best Practices and Lookouts on Convergent Scenarios

    From a set of international examples and across different shared modes, the presentation compares an example of different docked and dockless modes. Facing the current set of systemic and operational experiences, the speaker presents a brief overview of

    • the operational advantages and disadvantages of docked vs. dockless shared systems
    • their spatial role form an urban design perspective
    • their potential to be used in complementarity to / extension of fixed-route systems
    • their transferability from developed to developing environments
    • their overall role of such systems in future mobility landscapes

    Finally, an extrapolation of possible convergence scenarios between docked and dockless - including first partial implementations of such mixed concepts - provides an outlook for a discussion and a base for future scenario planning.