Stockholm wants to be a completely fossil fuel free city by the year 2040. That presents a major transportation and urban planning challenge, but the city is already well on its way. It's getting there through a series of carrots and sticks.
Maria Börjesson visits the Stockholm News and comments to a new report from TomTom, showing that Stockholm has the highest congestion levels in Scandinavia. Maria discusses the causes of this and what can be done to reduce it. She says that the new congestion charges on the Essinge bypass will solve some of the problem, but we can expect congestion also in the future.
The Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s major newspapers recently published a special report on transportation – “11 thinkers on how to unsnarl our cities” – where they interviewed “11 urban planners, economists, business leaders and big thinkers for their vision on creating the cities of the future”. One of the was Jonas Eliasson, presenting the Swedish congestion pricing experiences.