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.



Enhetlig metod för cykelflödesmätningar: en förberedande studie

There is an objective of increasing cycling nationally, regionally and in many Swedish municipalities. The extent of cycling can be followed up with either travel surveys (TSs) or by measuring the bicycle flow. The Traffic Analysis Authority was...

ROMA: State assessment of road markings in Denmark, Norway and Sweden 2017–2021

Assessments of the performance of road markings is carried out regularly to various degrees in the Nordic countries. The main aim of the Nordic road marking assessment study is to show possible differences in road marking performance between...

An overview on portable roads and airfields: using of matting systems as temporary and...

Matting systems used as roadways and airfields are new innovative techniques used to solve mobility problems and make it easier to get around and transport goods under different climate and traffic conditions. The portable roads are extremely...



Social sustainability and just mobility

Welcome to a research workshop on Social sustainability and just mobility, 8–9 October 2019 in Linköping, Sweden

European Road Profile User's Group, ERPUG

Welcome to the sixth ERPUG meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. 

Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region

The second Vision Zero for Sustainable Road Safety in the Baltic Sea Region conference will be held in Tallinn, Estonia. VTI is part of the programme committee. 



VTI is a new partner in f3

Since the end of January, VTI is a partner in f3, the Swedish Knowledge Centre for Renewable Transportation Fuels. f3 is a national knowledge centre for collaboration between industry actors, universities, institutes, and government agencies committed to...


Tests are underway in VTI’s new bicycle simulator

A project is currently underway in which VTI’s recently developed bicycle simulator is being used to study the interaction between cyclists, and drivers. The aim is to investigate how different infrastructure designs and types of vehicles influence cyclist...


The goal is to increase diversity and gender equality within transportation in Europe

VTI is participating in the research project TInnGO – Transport Innovation Gender Observatory. It is the first major EU project of its kind relating to the transport sector, gender equality and diversity. The VTI project manager Lena Levin appreciates the...


A driving licence withdrawal can have major consequences in everyday life

A withdrawn driving licence can have negative consequences for a person’s ability to shape their own life. A study from VTI investigates how individuals with visual field loss have been affected by no longer being permitted to drive.


Measuring sleepiness – a challenge for researchers

Driver fatigue has been a research area at VTI for several years, and the researchers have studied various aspects such as the working hours of professional drivers, driver behaviour, accident risks, and the design of warning systems. They are now moving...


Knowledge in the fight against microplastics from road traffic

The Government has commissioned VTI to develop and disseminate knowledge regarding the emission of microplastics from road traffic.