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Innovations in Borlänge, Skellefteå and Karlstad will contribute to accessibility throughout Sweden.

In Borlänge, Skellefteå and Karlstad, new mobility solutions are being developed to improve accessibility between town and country throughout Sweden. The new projects promote behavioral changes that can contribute to climate-smart and sustainable transport and mobility patterns for people and goods between city and country, in urban and rural areas. 

In collaboration with the strategic innovation programs Drive Sweden, focusing on future mobility, and Viable Cities, focusing on climate change, Vinnova is now supporting innovations that contribute to sustainable accessibility throughout Sweden. The call was held within the framework of Climate Smart Mobility 2030 (Link).

In collaboration with the strategic innovation programs Drive Sweden, focusing on future mobility, and Viable Cities, focusing on climate change, Vinnova is now supporting innovations that contribute to sustainable accessibility throughout Sweden.

In Borlänge, mobility services adapted for commuting between city centers will be developed.

In Skellefteå, mobility hubs will be developed for cold climates that integrate drone platforms and other modes of transport. In Karlstad, development is taking place to enable municipal company cars to be replaced by transport services such as taxis or various forms of shared mobility. 

More about the supported projects

Commuting to work - behavioral change with digital support

Borlänge municipality, together with a number of partners - Sustainable Innovation, SSAB, IKEA, Borlänge Energi, and KLOT - the climate psychologists - will develop mobility services adapted for commuting between city centers and rural areas. New knowledge about behavioral patterns and digital carpooling services will contribute to increased sustainability and less climate impact in transport. The work is part of accelerating the transition to a climate-neutral Borlänge by 2030 and has significant potential for upscaling.

Planning for future-proof infrastructure at mobility hubs in cold climates

Skellefteå municipality, together with Skellefteå Science City, will develop future-proof mobility hubs that increase accessibility to local services and promote climate-smart travel behavior and freight transport in cold climates with snowy winters. This builds on the previously established test bed for electric aviation, drone transportation and electric helicopters (eVTOL) in northern Sweden. The work is part of accelerating the transition to a climate-neutral Skellefteå in 2030 and has significant potential for upscaling.

Shuttle service

Together with the Swedish Taxi Association and the association Klimatkommunerna, Karlstad Municipality will investigate the economic, environmental and social consequences of replacing municipal company cars with transport services such as taxis or various forms of shared mobility with high environmental performance. The work is part of accelerating the transition to a climate-neutral Karlstad by 2030 and has significant potential for upscaling. 

About Viable Cities

Viable Cities is a strategic innovation program (SIP) focused on climate neutral and sustainable cities. Through the Climate Neutral Cities 2030 initiative and the Climate City Contract 2030 tool, the program works with 23 cities and four government agencies to accelerate the climate transition. The programme has around 130 member organizations from business, academia, civil society and the public sector.

About Drive Sweden

Drive Sweden is a strategic innovation program (SIP) that focuses on creating future mobility systems for people and goods that are sustainable, safe and accessible to all. Drive Sweden is an ecosystem of about 200 actors from business, society and academia who together develop, test and implement efficient, connected, shared and automated transportation solutions.