WIT Press


The CIS Research Project: Accessibility In Swedish Towns 1980 And 1995

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010131

Volume

52

Pages

9

Published

2001

Size

1,111 kb

Author(s)

M. Reneland

Abstract

This project contributes with empirically based knowledge about the structural form of Swedish towns with the objective among other things of elucidating to what extent the population of Swedish towns is structurally dependent on the car. It is shown that the urban population density in the large towns was considerably higher compared to the small ones. This explains why a greater proportion of the residents in the large towns had shorter distances to the various types of service functions represented in this study. The difference in comparison with the small towns was significant. The lasting impression from all the studies is that the structures studied between 1980 and 1995 developed in such a way that sustainability in towns declined in respect of distances becoming longer. The pre-requisites for walking or cycling to the ser

Keywords