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Sustainable energy and sustainable transport: what can Swedish towns learn from municipalities in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland?
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)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This report explores the varying ways in which three European cities attempt to increase levels of sustainable mobility, and the extent to which renewable fuels or alternative forms of propulsion are integrated within the cities’ strategic work for sustainable transportation. The report presents findings from document and interview studies in the three cities – Basel, Switzerland; Göttingen, Germany; and Odense, Denmark – in order to highlight approaches, experiences or lessons that may be of value to Swedish municipalities addressing these topics.

The report indicates that there is a demonstrable need for municipalities across Europe to more explicitly and deliberately integrate strategies aiming for sustainable mobility with the use of renewable fuels and alternative forms of propulsion. Such integration will enable municipalities to increase levels of walking, cycling and public transport whilst reducing use of vehicles operating on fossil fuels. Where and when journeys by motor vehicles are unavoidable, municipalities should strive to ensure that such vehicles are electric or using high blends of renewable fuels. From a Swedish perspective, there is a need to recognize the important role of sustainable mobility in urban sustainable development and develop bolder and more coherent strategies and policies to reduce levels of vehicle use.

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2016. , 22 p.
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Environmental Management
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127626DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1578.5849OAI: diva2:926114
Sustainable Mobility
Available from: 2016-05-04 Created: 2016-05-04 Last updated: 2016-05-10Bibliographically approved

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