The Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark are co-operating in a research project, Nordkolt, implemented to evaluate imaginable future public transport systems adapted to different types of Nordic Towns, making allowance for the requirements of traffic development, environment and traffic safety. The whole project is described as being divided into three stages (1) survey of research and analytical work - available as well as in operation - and a start on problem analysis. (2) accomplishment of the problem analysis and elaboration of solutions and consequential analysis models. (3) theoretical testing of the results in eight Nordic towns. The author discusses the results obtained so far from studies in the eight towns based on three traffic situations. One involves heavily increased car traffic, the other reduced car traffic and heavily increased public transport, while the third presupposes some increase of public transport with virtually unchanged car traffic. It is suggested that the results could have important consequences for land-use planning in general. A list of the 18 reports published so far is appended. /TRRL/

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  • Publication Date: 1978-7-8

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  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 236-243
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM