Not planning a sustainable transport system: Swedish case studies
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of World Renewable Energy Congress 2011, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
The overall objective of the Swedish transport policy is to ensure the economically efficient and sustainable provision of transport services for people and business throughout the country. More specifically the transport sector shall contribute to the achievement of environmental quality objectives where the development of the transport system plays an important role in the achievement of the objectives. The aim of this study is to analyse if current transport planning supports this policy. This is done by analyzing two recent cases: the national infrastructure plan 2010-2021 and the planning of Bypass Stockholm, a major road investment. Our results show that the plans are in conflict with several of the environmental quality objectives. Another interesting aspect of the planning processes is that the long-term climate goals are not included in the planning processes, neither as a clear goal nor as factor which will influence the future transport system. In this way the long-term sustainability aspects are not present in the planning. We conclude that the two cases do not contribute to a sustainable transport system. Thus, several changes must be made in the processes, including putting up clear targets for emissions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Transport, Planning, Energy Use
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-78848OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-78848DiVA: diva2:492930
World Renewable Energy Congress 2011, Linköping, Sweden, 8-13 May 2011
QC 201204122012-02-082012-02-082012-04-12Bibliographically approved