Färdmedelsval vintertid

Peter Wretling

The choice of travel mode is dependent not only on attitudes, demographic aspects and socioeconomic factors, but also on conditions linked with the particular journey, such as weather and road conditions, distance and journey time.

How do people travel in the winter? What factors govern the choice of travel mode? These are some of the questions that are of relevance for municipalities, for example, who need to distribute operating and maintenance costs between roads, paths and cycleways.

This project is divided into three segments. The report describes the results from the questionnaire study, analyses of data from the bus card payment machines and completed and evaluated road user counts.

The study aims at increasing knowledge of those factors that are important in the choice of travel mode, i.e. the factors controlling redistribution of travel mode. It also aims at studying the importance of road conditions and weather in determining choice of travel mode during the winter.



Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) workshop in Stockholm

An open seminar and workshop in Stockholm will be held on 25-26 April 2018. The workshop deals with the use of CBA as a basis for decision-making in the public sector. The workshop is organized by, among others, Professor Jan-Eric Nilsson, VTI.



Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

VTI’s Senior Research Leader Ulf Sandberg has been presented with the TTI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 for his work on research into tyres and road surface.


Steps need to be taken to increase traffic safety of automated cars

Several steps are necessary to ensure that automated and connected cars will lead to increased traffic safety – everything from ensuring that technology takes vulnerable road users into account, to new forms of driver training. This has emerged in a position...


FALCON examines challenges in the transport sector

VTI is one of several important partners in the major FALCON project*, whose purpose is to create knowledge and insight regarding the transport sector. In an initial subproject, VTI has produced a manual on transport, logistics and multimodality.


VTI joined research cooperation in China

In December 2017 VTI became a member of China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety (CTS).


Swedish German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems

The project “Swedish-German research collaboration on Electric Road Systems” (CollERS) has now officially started. The goal of the project is to increase the common knowledge around Electric Road Systems by cooperation between Germany and Sweden and to...


Electric Road Systems Conference 2018

After a successful first conference in June 2017, the Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads is arranging the second dedicated International Conference on Electric Road Systems (ERS) June 13th and 14th 2018.