strategy

Decreasing transport demand

Synonyms:
Reducing transport demand
Reducing need for transport
Description:
Reduce the need for motorized transport and car dependency, by orienting land use policies and urban and regional planning towards shortening transport distances and providing easier access to health-promoting modes of transport, and towards making fuller use of existing capacities.
Context:
Reliance on motorized transport, in particular road transport, continues to increase, resulting in adverse environmental and health effects. These effects may increase in the future if no effective preventive and structural actions are taken to reduce transport demand.
Implementation:
Reducing the need for motorized transport by adapting land use policies and urban and regional development plans to enable people to have easy access to settlements, housing and working areas, and shopping and leisure facilities by cycling, walking and public transport.

Raising the attractiveness of public transport, walking and cycling, and promote intermodality between them, not least by prioritizing public transport, walking and cycling in connection with the extension of infrastructure.

Providing incentives to use the best available technologies and encourage ambitious vehicle emission standards and fuel quality requirements, in order to improve safety and reduce air pollutants, noise and fuel consumption.

Scandic Hotels is working with suppliers to reduce packaging and increase the energy efficiency of the delivery of goods and services to the hotels. In addition, many of Scandic's hotels now provide bicycles for their guests.

Subjects:
Communications
Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies