Information and Communication Technologies and their influence on transport behaviour

This paper investigates interrelationships of ICT with transport behaviour, concluding that in particular new apps have considerable potential to instigate and support more sustainable transport behaviour. However, there are also significant changes in competitive forms of travel as a result of ICT. Read more about these complexities here:

Germany's climate policy: Facing an automobile dilemma

Over a quarter of a century, emissions from the road transport sector in Germany have remained stable. Even though cars have become more efficient, energy use has not declined because total vehicle numbers have continued to grow, while efficiency gains have been eaten up by greater motorization and mass of newly registered cars. Clearly, suggested policy measures to achieve a significant reduction in emissions from the transport sector are insufficient, because they overlook that in particular energy-intense cars are driven disproportionally more often. A free download of the paper is available here (until April 2017):

EU transport policy - ineffective regarding climate change

EU policy is unlikely to make a contribution to absolute emission reductions in the transport sector. This paper investigates this from the perspectives of EU policy officers, showing that there exist a wide range of barriers, including a lack of political leadership, resistance from member states, the favoring of economic growth over cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, pressure from industry and lobby groups, preferential treatment of aero- and automobility over more sustainable transport modes, policy implementation delays, insufficient forecasting and monitoring tools, and an overreliance on technologies to contribute to emission reductions. Free downloads until November 30, 2016:

Urban transport futures

In this debate article in Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet we argue that fundamentally different urban futures are possible, if we can reduce the number of cars owned privately. This appears possible, given that an increasing number of people choose to cycle; apps help to navigate public transport; car sharing schemes exist in an increasing number of cities; individualized transport services have seen massive growth in recent years and become available in a growing number of countries. The car is no longer a necessity; it has become a burden:

Urban Transport Justice

A paper on the (in)justice of urban transport systems has been published in the Journal of Transport Geography. In 'Urban transport justice', I argue that considerable environmental and social burdens of motorized transport are put on more sustainable forms of transportation, other traffic participants and society as a whole. Free downloads are available until 9 July 2016: