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Reduction of car use in Gothenburg: a prerequisite for combating climate change, but how?

Research project
Active research
Project period
2020 - 2023
Project owner
School of Global Studies

Short description

The project investigates conflicts of interest and challenges, as well as constructive solutions in terms of a reduction in transportations made by car in Gothenburg.

Background and research aims

A transition in the transport system is necessary to combat climate change. The City of Gothenburg has high ambitions in terms of such a transition. The aim of the project is to investigate conflicts of interests, challenges as well as constructive solutions in terms of a reduction in transportations made by cars in favour of transportations conducted by feet or by bicycle. Focus is placed on the relationship between infrastructure, identity/lifestyle, and means of transport. The study includes an analysis of the City’s climate and traffic strategies and conflicts of interest.

A case study of the district of Majorna will be executed that includes qualitative interviews with target groups and inhabitants, and focus group discussions with committed citizens, as well as a study that specifically focuses on transports to and from schools. Constructive solutions will be drawn up together with target groups and reference persons with the aim of guiding policy and producing concrete measures.
 

Members

Sofie Hellberg

Beniamin Knutsson