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Increased Sustainability With Integrated Town And Traffic Planning - A Tramway Line Extension In Sweden

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030681

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

539.72 kb

Author(s)

T. Svensson & J. Nilsson

Abstract

Increased sustainability with integrated town and traffic planning - A tramway line extension in Sweden T. svenssonl & J. ~ i l s s o n ~ '~wedish National Road and Transport Research Institute 2 WSP Group Abstract Changing the modal split in urban transport systems towards an increasing share for public transport is generally seen as a necessary prerequisite for sustainability. However, it is not an easy task to improve the competitiveness of public transport with only traditional system internal measures, e.g. fares, vehicle design, comfort, safety. There is a strong assumption that efficient public transport systems demand a supportive and integrated urban planning. Measures such as car restrictions, traffic priorities, high densities in residential areas, "anti-sprawl" policies etc, are important if the target is to create a more competitive alternative to the private car in urban settings. In Sweden there is a growing awareness at the national political level that integrated planning is

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