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Accelerating local transitions to sustainable mobility
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)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The paper addresses the challenge of developing policies and incentives to achieve sustainable mobility in urban areas. Urban transport systems must undergo a profound transition in order to contribute to sustainable urban development and improve quality of life for residents and other users of urban spaces. There is substantial knowledge about the range of policy options available to decision-makers, planners and other stakeholders, yet past research has focused less on the practical organisation and implementation of policies aiming for sustainable mobility. Although many municipalities have adopted policies that promote sustainable mobility, organisational hinders and other behavioural practices have obstructed progress towards goals. Transport planning remains highly normative, prioritising the use of cars, yet some European municipalities achieve much higher modal splits for walking, cycling and public transport than many others. Basel, Göttingen and Odense are examples of three cities with strong performance: attractive, competitive cities in which the modal split for cars is low and other forms of mobility thrive. How are these cities succeeding and what can other municipalities learn from their examples? What organisational processes, methods, activities and innovations have influenced their strong performance?

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Keyword [en]
Mobility, Transport, Municipalities
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123936OAI: diva2:894097
Transportforum 2016, Linköping, Sweden, 12-13 January 2016
Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-14 Last updated: 2016-01-20Bibliographically approved

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