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National infrastructure, small towns and sustainable mobility – experiences from policy and strategy in two Swedish municipalities
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9509-8271
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
Abstract [en]

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.

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Routledge, 2016. 1-23 p.
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Transport infrastructure, sustainable mobility, strategy, planning, municipalities, Sweden
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Human Geography Environmental Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132458DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2016.1246998OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-132458DiVA: diva2:1046143
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Swedish Transport Administration
Available from: 2016-11-11 Created: 2016-11-11 Last updated: 2016-11-15Bibliographically approved

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