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Integrerad planering och kollektivtrafik: ny spårvägslinje i Norrköping
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2004 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
A tramway line extension in Sweden : integrated town and traffic planning in local practice (English)
Abstract [sv]

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 a measure that must

be used to reach the targets associated with the very ambitious environmental

policy. But there is a lack of ideas and knowledge about the existing

obstacles to integrated planning at the local level in the present system.

This report will discuss the results from a research and development project

with the focus on integrated planning. In the Swedish middle-sized city of

Norrköping, an extension of the already existing tramway network was explored

in the project. The extension was conceptualised as a transport solution and

a city renewal project, bringing new life and economic vitality to older city

districts. The results clearly indicate that integrated planning, i.e.

combining traffic and town planning, is a tool with a very strong capability

to change the present situation in cities into something substantially

different. But this can not be done without a far-reaching reorganisation and

an institutional renewal of local planning and policy procedures, which

includes the relations between local, regional and national levels in the

political and planning system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI meddelande 964 , 2004.
VTI meddelande, ISSN 0347-6049
Keyword [en]
Swedish, Sweden, Tram, Town planning, Public transport, Line, Extension, Urban development, Land use, Network, Local authority
Research subject
Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Passenger transport; Railway: General works, surveys, comprehensive works, Railway: Railway track; Road: Transport, society, policy and planning
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-5140OAI: diva2:673970
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