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Strategic travel planning toward future emission targets: A comparative analysis of 20 Swedish municipalities applying the CERO model
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Industrial Ecology.
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, ISSN 1556-8318, E-ISSN 1556-8334, Vol. 11, no 5, 330-341 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Organizations displaying best practices for attaining proactive sustainability targets at local level are of major importance as role models in the transition toward a sustainable transport system. This study summarizes results and conclusions from 20 municipalities in Sweden that have implemented the so called CERO analysis in order to adapt to future emission targets for travel. The overall aim of the study is to identify factors explaining why some municipalities are more successful than others in a benchmarking comparison.The results indicate that commuting by car is by far the most dominant source of emissions, constituting on average 76% of total annual travel emissions (including both commuting and business travel). In order to reduce these emissions, travel planning programs within organizations must address both commuting conditions and business travel conditions to reduce car dependence for work travel, e.g., employees using private cars for business trips most likely also use their own cars for commuting. To identify potential success factors as regards emissions-efficient travel, three comparative statistical analyses were conducted: grouping municipalities with low emissions in relation to the total average; analysis of car commuters' willingness to change travel mode; and before-and-after analyses of municipalities implementing specific action plans. The results revealed that municipalities conducting follow-up studies 2years after implementing travel planning programs all lowered their total CO2 emissions, by on average 10% during a 2-year period. Overall, these municipalities achieved redistribution to alternative travel modes but also reduced total travel mileage.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 11, no 5, 330-341 p.
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Analysis, backcasting, benchmarking, CERO, climate, efficiency, modelling, planning, sustainable, systems, transport, travel
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Transport Systems and Logistics Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-204721DOI: 10.1080/15568318.2016.1232452ISI: 000395014400002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85011411542OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-204721DiVA: diva2:1104724
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