Category Archives: Policy and Planning

Modal shift – a way to achieve the environmental objectives

Shifting freight transports from road to rail and water can contribute to achieving the Swedish environmental and climate objectives by 2030. How this could be done is something that researchers from VTI and Gothenburg University are investigating within the three-year project Mosel, which stands...

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Effects of Low Emission Zones in European cities

Most Low Emission Zones have been implemented because the cities did not comply with the EU Limit Values for local air quality. In a new report, researchers at TOI investigate regulations for and enforcement of European Low Emission Zones (LEZs) and evaluate the effect of LEZs on local air...

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VTI in research programme Triple F (Fossil Free Freight)

VTI is part of the consortium that has been commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration to conduct a research programme with focus on fossil free freight transports. The programme, called Triple F, will run for 12 years. Part of the programme is targeted at policy instruments. The...

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Safety culture as a regulatory tool in transport

Researchers at TØI have examined how the concept of safety culture is practiced in different transport sectors in Sweden. The Swedish Transport Agency has defined safety culture as part of the regulatory strategy. This involves focusing on safety culture in audits (through a 28-point checklist)...

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How will social trends impact transport?

Societal trends and technology will have an impact on future transport system.
A new report focuses on identifying trends that can cause radical change in the relationship between the transport system and society. This report has been written as part of the preliminary work for the Norwegian National Transport Plan 2022 – 2033. Digitalisation and increased awareness...

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Densification in nodes reduce car traffic

Workplaces and dwellings located in nodes generates less car traffic per inhabitant and per employee than dwellings and workplaces located outside the nodes, but more traffic than those located in city centres. A Norwegian research project has studied the effects on traffic and emissions of...

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Research programme for efficient travelling

The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is playing an important role in a major new research programme to find radical solutions leading to fewer trips and more efficient travel, along with tools to enable better use of roads and vehicles. The programme, called...

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Millions for research into maritime transport and the environment

Maritime transport is a major source of emissions of harmful air pollutants and carbon dioxide. In a new project, a research team from the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and the University of Gothenburg has received SEK 6.4 million to analyse policy instruments and...

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Virtual pedestrians create efficient stations

If more people are to choose sustainable travel, then the public transport stations of the future must be designed so that pedestrians can get where they are going quickly, without congestion or queues. The Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) is developing methods for simulating how...

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Nordic capitals are prioritising pedestrians

Street with people in Stockholm
Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen are all working strategically with pedestrian prioritising and urban life. Car free city centres are high on the political agenda in many Nordic cities and in a range of European countries. New policy measures are applied and in many cases, significant...

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