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Gothenburg (Sweden)

Gothenburg is Sweden’s second-largest city with 600 000 inhabitants. As the biggest port in the Nordic Region, Gothenburg is by tradition a centre for trade, transport, and industry, but also for tourism and major international events. For Gothenburg to continue developing as an attractive regional centre, a well-functioning traffic environment is needed. One that fulfils high demands on accessibility, safety, and environmental sustainability. Therefore, the different kinds of traffic and transportation solutions must complement one another. The aim is to create a competitive city, which is pleasant to live in.

Good mobility is not just about expanding roads and widening embankments. Parking spaces, cycle paths, signal regulations, and timetable frequency together with soft measurements like promoting car-sharing and awareness-raising are other examples of factors that help improve the mobility of the city. The Municipality of Gothenburg believes it is important to work with a holistic perspective on traffic and transport. The Urban Transport Administration is aware of the need for new approaches to achieve a sustainable transport system in Gothenburg and is therefore active on a local, regional, national and international level.

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