Contact person:
Désirée Nilsson
  • Swedish Energy Agency
Responsible at Malmö University:
Désirée Nilsson
Collaborators and other project members:
  • Vanessa Stjernborg - Transport and Roads (LTH Lund University)
Time frame:
11 May 2020 - 30 June 2022
Research subject:

About the project

The overall aim of EffektKoll is to explore the role of public transport in smaller cities. The purpose is to study how changed accessibility (increased/reduced) has an impact on people’s possibilities and attitudes for a more sustainable travelling. There is a lack of knowledge on the consequences of reduced access to public transport, which motivates to incorporate cities both that have gotten improved and reduced access.

The idea is to suggest measures that can contribute to more sustainable and energy-efficient travelling. Cities in northeastern Scania and southern Småland are included, where some got increased access (new train stations) while others experienced a reduction (when bus routes were shortened or cancelled as a consequence).

Mixed methods will be used. Results from EffektKoll will contribute to increased knowledge of how society can accommodate transport needs in semi-peripheral/rural areas when adapting to a more transport efficient society.