”Jag vill inte ha reseersättning, jag vill komma fram i tid”: Ungas upplevelser och behov av mobilitet i Norden


The report is written on behalf of the Swedish Transport Administration and aims to increase the knowledge base about young people’s mobility in the Nordic countries, with a focus on public transportation. The assignment has been carried out through two sub-studies: a literature review of young people’s mobility in the Nordic countries, and a focus group study with young people combined with interviews with professionals working with mobility development in the Nordic countries. The study shows that young people is a heterogeneous group of individuals with different mobility needs and interests. They are largely dependent on public transport, and their experiences and views are closely related to geographical and socio-economic factors. Furthermore, the report describes strategies used by young people to deal with shortcomings in public transport. The study shows that there is a lack of Nordic research on young people’s experiences of and perspectives on mobility. If the transport system is to become more equitable, fair and sustainable, then more knowledge about young people’s mobility is needed, and this knowledge should influence the design of the future transport system.



ICTTP 2020

ICTTP, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, is postponed until August 2021.

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2020

VTI and Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) organise Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2020. 

International Cycling Safety Conference

Swedish Cycling Research Centre, Cykelcentrum, organises together with Lund University the International Cycling Safety Conference, ICSC, in Lund 4-6 November 2020.



Unique knowledge compilation on microplastics from road traffic

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Increased interest in train simulators

VTI has developed a train simulator that has become a valued tool in train driver education and research on how simulators can be used to improve railway technology.


Self-driving Buses in Linköping Part of the EU Project SHOW

The benefits of self-driving vehicles for people with disabilities are one of the focus area for a recently launched EU project linked to self-driving buses in Linköping, Sweden.


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