Challenges and barriers for a sustainable transport system: exploring the potential to enact change

Bertil Hylen
David Barta
Ernest Czermański
Joanna Dickinson
Jirina Vesela
Jonas Åkerman
Olga Dębicka
Ralf Brand
Zdenek Hrebicek
Florian Kressler
Lucas Weiss

This report is divided into three parts; the first part summarizes the results from a workshopconducted within the TRANSFORuMproject. The second part presents the results of interviewscarried out with different experts discussing the different goals and their perceptionsof what might prevent or delay appropriate implementation. The third part is based on a literature reviewdiscussing how to overcome or remove the various barriersand challenges. The overall aim ofthe studies presented in this report is to identify barriers but also to present necessary steps which need to be takenin order to help achieving the goals.The term "Barrier" relates to something which prevents some form of progress or movement, while "Challenge" can be something difficult but also something which is regarded as stimulating; or an opportunity.



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