Social impact assessment (SIA) is being developed in the work on a Metrobus system in Gothenburg

Issues regarding social inequality and exclusion and how these can be linked to mobility and accessibility have led to extensive development work internationally on methods and tools for what is usually called social impact assessment or social impact assessment (SIA). The development has been going on for many years in Europe and internationally. But the development work on transport SIA has only begun in Sweden and the efforts are spread.

In this project, researchers from VTI and the University of Gothenburg work together with planners in the Västra Götaland region. The aim is to test and develop methods for describing social consequences in a concrete transport infrastructure project: Metrobus.



Road Safety on Five Continents: Conference in Jeju, South Korea 2018

Road traffic injuries resulting in loss of life is one of the major global health problems today with 1.24 million people killed annually, i.e., one person is killed every 25 s in a road crash. Many countries work systematically to reduce the number...

Do Small Cities Need More Public Transport Subsidies Than Big Cities?

We compare the optimal public transport subsidies for a representative bus corridor in a small city and in a big city in Sweden, derived by assuming optimal pricing, frequency, bus stop spacing, and bus lane policies. The optimal cost-recovery of...

“The car is my extra legs”: Experiences of outdoor mobility amongst immigrants in Sweden...

BackgroundThe aim of the study was to describe the experience of outdoor mobility among immigrants with late effects of polio living in Sweden. There is a need to understand more about this young group of persons since they often have problems with...




Research to Climate Action – in the Road Freight Sector

Inge Vierth, Senior Analyst (VTI) and Research Director Policy (Triple F) participates in the seminar.

Winter Road Congress 2020

The congress is held in Tempere, Finland. Anna Niska, senior research leader at VTI, lectures on sweep-salting of cycleways.

Electric Road Systems Conference (ERSC2020)

Welcome to the 4th Electric Road Systems Conference (ERSC2020), 12–13 May 2020 in Lund, Sweden



VTI and SAFER are organising the world’s largest traffic and transport psychology conference in Gothenburg

In August 2020, VTI and SAFER are organising the International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP) in Gothenburg. ICTTP is held every four years, and this year is the seventh conference.


Kilometre tax is expected to have the greatest environmental impact

How can environmentally differentiated charges and other policy instruments reduce the freight transports' environmental impact? VTI has participated in a research project on this subject.


Increasing cycling among the elderly

Cycling is good both for your health and the environment. It can give you freedom and the ability to get out and about, not least for the elderly. But with age, it can become harder to choose your bike over your car. Maybe your fitness and balance are not...


VTI launches new research

VTI's ambition is to create cohesive maritime research in areas such as transport economics, logistics, environment, behavioural science, and navigation. One current assignment concerns the validation of research in a major international EU-project, Sea...


New study examines the mental health of seamen

Working at sea and being away from home for long periods can be mentally straining. In a preparatory study, researchers at VTI will examine how prevalent mental ill health is among ship crews in Sweden, and how the shipping companies' preventative efforts are...


Measurement of fatigue among bus drivers in London provides tools for better traffic safety

VTI has participated in a study of fatigue among London bus drivers. The study has given Transport for London the tools to implement measures that deal with fatigue among the city’s bus drivers.