The Øresund Region is the largest hub in Scandinavia for transport of goods and people by sea, road, air and railway. Efficient transportation is a key factor for regional growth but it also contributes to many negative external effects like CO2 emissions, pollution, congestion etc. This calls for knowledge. Øresund EcoMobility contributes to knowledge creation for sustainable transport and green logistics, city transport, and energy systems with a specific focus on the conditions and needs of the Øresund region. In this book, long distance goods transport and strategies for green corridors are studied and multi-criteria models for analysis in transport and infrastructural planning are tested. Moreover, City Logistics and the challenges within urban areas are scrutinised, challenges for fossil free transport systems are analysed and mobility management in municipalities and use patterns in leisure travel are considered. In addition, the role of knowledge transfer between companies is examined. New energy systems are fundamental in creating a sustainable future, but are not enough – new forms of governance, planning, and stakeholder involvement to create sustainable supply chains are also needed. Øresund EcoMobility aims at innovating for economic, social, and environmental sustainability by addressing issues of green logistics, city transport, travel behaviour, and renewable energy systems. Through using new approaches to transport policies and legislation, by exploring new strategies in decision making and demand management, and by allowing for new forms of association to induce better allocation and use of resources and infrastructure, this book provides some of the answers and paths forward to help achieve a more sustainable future.
Rethinking Transport in the Øresund Region: Policies, Strategies and Behaviours, 2012, p. 51-62