About the region
With a population of around 1.5 million, Upper Austria is the most economically dynamic industrial region in Austria. Around 25% of Austria’s industrial production and exports come from here. The capital Linz is home to large companies such as voestalpine, Borealis and City Harbor. For this reason, the city of Linz is confronted daily with traffic jams caused by around 106,000 commuters from the surrounding regions. Most of them use their private cars for daily travel. Local governments face significant challenges in trying to shift traffic to more environmentally friendly forms of mobility.