Gothenburg has prioritised the environmental agenda since the mid 1970ties when the acid rain hit the region very hard. Industry and transports by shipping and road traffic today dominates the environmental load in the region of west Sweden. Recently decisions have been taken for a series of measures to overcome the most urgent environmental and congestion issues. Yesterday the environmental director at Gothenburg transport authority, Anders Roth, gave an environmental seminar at Volvo Bus corporation.
I am of course happy to see that buses with an environmental profile will become a part of the solution. I have previously written in the blog about how high capacity buses and buses with low environmental load, such as hybrid buses, actually perform better than all other alternatives for person transports. And, naturally I’m glad to see that some of the high performing buses are on the agenda to be prioritised.