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Towards cleaner cities

I would say that London was the first city with a constructive plan for emission abatement. The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, issued a call for green transportation already in 2006 in preparation for the 2012 Olympics. The first objective was … Continue reading

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Modern cities

  Especially with growing population, many cities around the world have concerns about air quality and noise. Legislation for emissions has gradually grown stricter for cars, buses and trucks alike. Buses naturally face tougher challenges and demands as they drive … Continue reading

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Visiting the Album conference

One Monday back, some dramatic clouds appeared over our offices at Arendal in Gothenburg. Unfortunately, I am not keen on extreme weather patterns and I had to catch a flight to Edinburgh that afternoon. As the song title from 1944 goes, we were “Coming in on … Continue reading

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New infrastructure approaches to BRT

  Introducing Jorge Suarez Today our city mobility colleague Jorge Suarez presents a “guest blog” on the subject of new approaches to Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure. Jorge recently moved to Sweden to join the City Mobility team. He has been … Continue reading

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Prioritizing bus paths

Last week my city mobility colleague, Magnus Broback, made a presentation at a seminar about public transportation in Shanghai and we took the opportunity to visit some of our contacts while visiting. As an old city that is still growing, Shanghai struggles … Continue reading

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Funiculaire

Last week, I got the opportunity to visit Switzerland. Switzerland is probably the country with the best public transport in the world. It is affordable and highly attractive at the same time. The high standards are achieved by a combination … Continue reading

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Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award in Bangalore

Last week I visited Bangalore for the third annual Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award ceremony. This year, we had more than 50 high quality contributions from research groups, non-governmental organizations, as well as, individuals. The jury included myself, Mr. Vinay Rao, Mrs. … Continue reading

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Electromobility: Why buses take the lead?

I frequently get asked the question: Why are bus manufacturers tapping into the electromobility market, when much bigger industries, such as cars, have been waiting for a breakthrough for the past ten years? Given the higher volumes of cars, surely there … Continue reading

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Busworld 2013

The Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk (Belgium) held its opening day last Friday the 18th of October. On Thursday, prior to the opening, Volvo Buses held a big press day during which our (now relatively new) CEO, Håkan Agnewell, presented our … Continue reading

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Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition 2013

Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition 2013 was the name of the congress arranged by the Singapore Land Transport Authority and UITP. The theme of the congress was People-Centered Mobility for Liveable Cities. The phrasing is interesting. The attractiveness of … Continue reading

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