Bicycling and cycleways

At VTI bicycling is a research area with primary focus on what influence people's travelling habits, what measures that can be used to increase bicycling, and what effects different measures result in. We carry out our own projects and also cooperate with Swedish and international partners.

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Wear particles from road pavements with rubber mixed bitumen

Studded tyre wear of road pavements causes emissions of inhalable particles (PM10). Allowed concentration of PM10 is regulated by an EU directive which is implemented in an environmental quality standard in Sweden. One way of reducing pavement wear...

Profiency testing

This profiency testing has mainly been carried out to assess whether the changes introduced in the latest version of the Prall Standard, EN 12697–16: 2016, has improved the precision of the method.22 laboratories participated, 16 Swedish and 6 from...

Liberalisation of rail passenger services in Sweden

A paper documenting the organisation of rail passenger services in England, Germany and Sweden was published in 2013; cf. Nash et al (2013). During 2016, the Centre for Regulation in Europe (CERRE) commissioned a follow-up study, examining the...

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2017-03-02

International conference on Electric Road Systems

The Swedish research and innovation platform for electric roads, where VTI is one of the partners, is arranging the first dedicated international conference on the topic, 14-15th of June 2017. The venue is Sandviken in Sweden where Europe's first Electric...


2017-02-22

Focus on unprotected wheel-borne road users

The Länsförsäkringsbolagen (Swedish County Insurance Companies) research fund has been financing a three-year research programme under the auspices of the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) since the spring of 2015. The aim is to...


2017-02-22

Fossil-free fuels make a clear leap forward

Each year the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) organizes the Nordic region’s largest annual conference for the transport sector. For three years running there has been a session on Transportforum dealing with the development of new...


2017-02-22

Sustainability a long way off for aviation

It is hardly a secret that aviation must reduce its negative impact on the climate. This will require either less air travel or a breakthrough in sustainable aviation fuels. This subject was discussed recently during a session at Transportforum, the Nordic...


2017-02-22

How can high levels of particles in tunnels be reduced?

A new study from the National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) demonstrates that older types of trains produce more particulate emissions in railroad tunnels than do newer ones. Dust binding, improved paving, and reduced studded tyre use could...


2017-02-22

Loss of field of vision need not mean reduced driving ability

The Swedish Transport Agency has tasked the National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) with developing a simulator-based test method for assessing driving ability in individuals with loss of field of vision. In a newly published report, the...