Prior to CARAVEL measure implementation there was no integrated safety and security plan for the public transport system. In 2003, for example, 46 percent of women interviewed felt unsafe at stations at night. The aim of the measure was therefore to:
- improve security in public transport through an integrated transport security concept for the suburban railway in Greater Stuttgart;
- substantially improve subjective feelings of safety and security, especially among specific public transport user groups, including young people, women and the elderly; and
- implement activities ensuring that a high degree of safety and security are achieved on a permanent basis.