Research seminar - Success stories in public transport contracting in Sweden

Welcome to a digital K2 research seminar October 5 from 13.00 to 14.15
to discuss the paper:

Success stories in public transport contracting in Sweden
– The whole story?

Swedish public transport has emphasized the importance of ridership growth and customer satisfaction the last decade. This emphasis has led to management philosophies emphasizing the need for both collaboration and incentives. In this study we ask senior management representatives at the regional public transport authorities to nominate particularly successful recent contracts. We then ask for outcome data from these contracts concerning ridership, customer satisfaction, delays, cancelled departures and contract costs. Preliminary findings are that the “successful contracts” deliver strong growth in ridership but also unsustainably high increases in costs. The outcomes in subjective and objective quality are mixed.

Authors are Roger Pyddoke and Karin Thoresson, both VTI, discussant is Wijnand Veeneman, TU Delft.

Sign up by  an email to Claus Hedegaard Sørensen, you will receive a link for participation as well as the draft paper a week in advance.




Kunskapslunch - Upphandling och kollektivtrafikavtal med incitament

Välkommen till ett digitalt lunchseminarium om
Upphandling och kollektivtrafikavtal med incitament

Onsdagen den 7 oktober kl 12:15-13:00

Roger Pyddoke har studerat i vilken utsträckning avtalskonstruktioner med påstigandeincitament och viten för förseningar och inställda turer påverkar kollektivtrafikens kvalitet.  På kunskapslunchen berättar Roger bland annat om tänkbara konsekvenser av förändrade incitament och hur kunskapen om incitamentens effekter skulle kunna förbättras.

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Anslut till lunchseminarium den 7 oktober i Microsoft Teams



Research seminar - Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

Welcome to a digital K2 research seminar October 14 at 13:00-14:45 to discuss the paper:

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) A review of barriers, enablers and research gaps
by authors Robert Hrelja, Malmö University, Lina Olsson, Malmö University, Fredrik Pettersson-Löfstedt, Lund University and Tom Rye, Molde University College. Discussant is Lena Hiselius from Lund University.

Sign up by an email to Claus Hedegaard Sørensen and you will receive the draft paper as well as a link for participation a week in advance.




Knowledge lunch – Copenhagen - the cycling city

Welcome to a digital lunch seminar about
Copenhagen - the cycling city
with Malene Freudendal-Pedersen from Aalborg University

Wednesday November 11 at 12:15-13:00

Cycling in Copenhagen is everyday transport for many but also contains a number of emotional, embodied identity and cultural aspect. Whereas in many other places, cycling in a city is seen as a hazardous activity Copenhagen offers a different perspective. 'Copenhageners’ use of bikes is not defined in terms of risk, but rather in terms of urban everyday life on the move, with the sensuous, kinetic, and emotional power of biking emerging as a key to urban spatiality and vitalism. Copenhagen is often described as a model cycling city, whose approach should be duplicated throughout the world, and Copenhagen is without a doubt a city that prioritizes velomobility. However, the downside is a somewhat self-satisfied cycling narrative in Copenhagen, which, Malene argues, could also be a barrier to further development of Copenhagen as a cycling city.

Link to the seminar (Microsoft Teams)