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Lugna gatan! och kommunen: trafikplanering i lokal tillämpning
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2004 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Calm Streets! and the municipality : Traffic planning in local practice (English)
Abstract [sv]

The ambitions concerning traffic safety increased when the Swedish parliament

accepted the governmental white paper "vision zero" in October 1997.

Consequently, a new supporting planning guideline for local traffic planning

was needed and in July 1998 was the manual "Calm Streets!" published. The

manual deals with the design of streets where different modes of transport

are mixed in urban traffic systems and where vulnerable users confront a

substantial risk to be injured in traffic accidents. The aim of this study is

to describe and analyse how local agencies uses the manual in their traffic

planning practice with focus on traffic calming measures and the realisation

of targets concerning safety and security, environmental sustainability and

accessibility. The municipalities in the study are Borlänge, Enköping, Gävle,

Göteborg, Jönköping, Karlstad, Linköping, Växjö and Örebro. The major part of

the municipalities has conducted a traffic net analysis in accordance with

the intentions in the manual. There are, however, differences in traffic

planning practice between the cities in the study. These differences are

discussed with focus on the following topics: formulation of targets, traffic

net analysis, principal redesign proposals and planning conditions. The

influence of the new planning guideline and policy on local traffic planning

is evident, and a process has been started where differences between the

municipalities can be registered. In spite of these differences, it is clear

that the development of local traffic planning practice is in line with the

initial intentions behind the increased ambitions put forward in the white

paper from the government. In order to enhance the on-going change in

direction, the need for further research and development is discussed in the

report. There is an evident need to perform more research about local traffic

planning practice. This knowledge is of great importance for the development

of new planning guides and planning tools. The net analysis that has been

carried out by the local authorities as a part of the planning process in

Calm Streets can be used as a platform for communication and dialog towards

inhabitants and relevant organisations in the local setting. The net analysis

describes and visualises the local transport system in an efficient way which

must be used in the forthcoming planning and development, guided by the

national targets for transport policy. This platform can work as a starting

point for the construction of a local transport strategy with distinctive

targets for the local transport system, communication and demand responses,

and identified consequences of different measures situated in an integrated

agenda. There is, therefore, an obvious need for accessible compilations of

relevant measures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI meddelande 961 , 2004.
VTI meddelande, ISSN 0347-6049
Keyword [en]
Swedish, Sweden, Traffic control, Urban area, Local authority, Town planning, Specifications, Town centre, Residential area, Speed control, Accessibility, Traffic restraint
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Geometric design and traffic safety; Road: Traffic engineering, Road: Traffic control and traffic information
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-5133OAI: diva2:673963
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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