Cherish the support for congestion charges

The introduction of a congestion charge in Stockholm had the intended effect of reducing congestion - even long term.  And after the introduction of the charges the public support steadily increased. This success story has attracted extensive interest from cities all over the globe.  However, increasing the charges levels in Stockholm and Gothenburg have not had anywhere near the same effect on traffic volumes as the introduction. A worrying sign is also that the public support for the charges fell after the increase in both cities.

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Evaluating a mobility service application for business travel: Lessons learnt from a...

Business travel contributes to significant greenhouse gas emissions, and there is a need for measures that reduce the demand for trips made with energy-intensive means of transport. In this study, a mobility service application (MSA) introduced in...

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25-27
Aug

ICTTP 2020

ICTTP, International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, is held in Gothenburg, Sweden.
13-14
Oct

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2020

VTI organises Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis: European Conference 2020. 
4-6
Nov

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.

LATEST NEWS


2020-03-25

Connected vehicles solve parking problems

Vehicles circulating in the city centre in search of a free parking space is a growing problem. A cloud service that tracks the traffic situation and the availability of free parking spaces could reduce both traffic and congestion.


2020-03-20

More International Collaborations for VTI and Sweden

VTI’s highly sought-after expertise is put to use through a well-developed network of international collaborations. A memorandum of understanding with Malaysia is the latest of VTI’s bilateral cooperation agreements.


2020-03-04

Study on driver sleepiness at VTI

Driver fatigue and especially driver sleepiness are common contributing causes of crashes. Since January, a study has been underway at VTI where researchers are investigating how drivers' sleepiness and attention are affected by systems for partially...


2020-02-27

Sustainable business travel

Almost 40 per cent of distance travelled in Sweden is business travel (including study trips) and 66 per cent of those are by car. This is therefore an area where great environmental gains can be made if more sustainable modes of transport were used.


2020-02-24

A new project aims to improve the safety of bus companies

The safety culture of the bus industry is the focus of a new research project at VTI. The aim is to study factors that affect safe and legal behaviour in traffic, and how such behaviour can be encouraged.


2020-02-21

VTI part of Swedish-Indian collaboration for increased traffic safety

More than 150,000 traffic-related fatalities occur annually in India. Cooperation between Swedish and Indian companies and institutions is now being formed to greatly reduce these. The lessons learned will be utilized for development needs in different parts...