National infrastructure, small towns and sustainable mobility – experiences from policy and strategy in two Swedish municipalities
2016 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, 1-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
This study explores the implications of improved access to national rail and roadinfrastructure for urban planning and land use in two small Swedish towns. The promotion of sustainable mobility is considered a strategic objective at the municipal level, yet the study questions the extent to which national investments, and increased access to regional labour markets, support local efforts to increase sustainable mobility. The results indicate that municipalities struggle to adopt coherent approaches to increasing sustainable mobility and continue to develop physical plans that induce use of motor vehicles, a trend reinforced by national investments in road infrastructure in peri-urban areas.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016. 1-23 p.
Transport infrastructure, sustainable mobility, strategy, planning, municipalities, Sweden
Human Geography Environmental Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132458DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2016.1246998OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-132458DiVA: diva2:1046143
ProjectsDen attraktiva regionen
FunderSwedish Transport Administration