Mobility and transport
Citizens of Europe need to move around – to be mobile – to live their daily lives. Going to work, shopping for groceries, working out at the gym, supplying goods and products, removing waste products – all of this requires moving from point A to point B. Countless movements are done every day, putting pressure on cities, citizens and the environment and influencing the way we structure urban areas.
Reports full of actionable insights
Urban Insight is based on a number of insight reports written by Sweco’s experts, based on data, fact and science. These insights will be shared throughout the year in a series on Urban Insight website. Global and local initiatives will be organised during the year to inspire, and to open up for discussions about sustainable urban planning. During 2020 within the theme Climate Action we will share more data, facts and insights about how we together create a sustainable future, starting today.
“Investments in public health coincide with reduced emissions”
“Healthy infrastructure solutions are often also climate-friendly. Investments in public health coincide with reduced emissions”, states David Lindelöw, transport expert at Sweco.
Sweco’s project with HEAT shows that there are ways to do this. The analysis shows that cycling in Gothenburg, Sweden increased by 15,000 trips in one year, which resulted in a socio-economic gain of just over SEK 1 billion (€ 100 million) as a result of 25 premature deaths being saved thanks to increased physical activity. “What is needed is to get more people to start thinking more broadly about the effects of infrastructure investments.”
Report: Transport revolution – the future of accessible public transport in urban areas
The report Transport revolution – the future of accessible public transport in urban areas investigates how we can make public transport accessible and useful for everyone by applying modern mobility solutions
Report: From threat to opportunity – revaluating storm water management in urban areas
The report From threat to opportunity – revaluating storm water management in urban areas investigates how sustainable storm water management can contribute to the creation of livable cities.
Report: Wholesome Air, Serene Cities – Reduced Noise and Air Pollution in Urban Areas
The report Wholesome Air, Serene Cities – Reduced Noise and Air Pollution in Urban Areas addresses the relationship between the sources and levels of air and noise pollution in European cities. It provides recommendations that can make a perceptible difference to urban citizens and improve quality of life in urban areas.
Report: Urban Mobility on a Human Scale – Promoting and Facilitating Active Travel in Cities
The potential of bicycle and pedestrian travel in cities has been underestimated in past decades, resulting in deterioration of facilities and infrastructure. We are now seeing a revival of these active modes of transportation as more people recognise the health and environmental benefits. The report “Urban Mobility on a Human Scale – Promoting and Facilitating Active Travel in Cities” discusses ways in which walking and cycling can be further promoted and facilitated in our cities.
Report: E-magine a Journey through Europe – Energy Infrastructure for Sustainable Mobility
Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, with more people looking for alternatives to petrol and diesel cars. However, fuel range anxiety and fear of congested charger points when travelling has had a dampening effect on growth. Is it possible to take a road trip across Europe in an electric car today? We put this to the test!
Report: Running to stand still – the role of travel time in transport planning
The report “Running to stand still – the role of travel time in transport planning” explores the concept of the travel time budget and its implications for urban planning.
Report: Urban Space for People on the Move – The Living City
The report Urban Space for People on the Move – The Living City investigates how holistic city planning can be used to promote sustainable modes of travel, facilitate interactions and improve quality of life in urban areas.
Report: Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Analysing the Impact of E-commerce on Urban Areas
E-commerce changes our shopping habits – but also influences logistics, city planning and properties. The impact will become more and more apparent as volumes continue to increase.
The report Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Analysing the Impact of E-commerce on Urban Areas highlights the challenges arising from the increase of e-commerce in Europe.
Report: Redefining Bridges and Tunnels for the next generation of our cities
We explore the potential of new and existing tunnels and bridges to reduce barriers and provide urban spaces and functions that improve quality of life in Europe.