Contact person:
Robert Hrelja
  • K2
Responsible at MaU:
Robert Hrelja
Collaborators :
  • Lena Levin (VTI)
  • Rosalia Camporeale (Lunds Universitet)
Time frame:
01 January 2023 - 31 December 2024
Research subject:

Project description

The planning of public transport systems has for a long time prioritised the so-called high demand- routes. This may have negative consequences for certain groups of users and their accessibility. The public transport industry sees, due to the traditional prioritisation of high demand-routes, a need for knowledge of, and greater consideration for, social aspects and the needs of different groups.

The project aims to analyse how, and in which situations, the planning of public transport services can become more supportive of the needs of different user groups. The project analyses how public transport industry actors can balance potentially competing social, economic and ecological goals when deciding on the design of public transport systems and networks.

The project will increase awareness and reflection on sustainable accessibility in planning and decision-making by developing qualitative and quantitative methods and strategies that can be used by planners and decision-makers in concrete planning, e.g. during the preparation of public transport plans.

The project is carried out as a close collaboration with researchers at Lund University, VTI, the public transport authorities in Stockholm, Västra Götaland, Skåne and the Swedish Transport Administration.