Parking norms and mobility services
Research Project, 2017 – 2019

Increased energy efficiency in the transport sector requires behavioral changes and a shift from private cars to more efficient modes of transport. Access to parking both at home and at work affects vehicle ownership and use. Reduced and more expensive parking is, thus an instrument to reduce car use in cities. However, in order not to limit accessibility and mobility, fewer parking spaces should be combined with mobility services. This project aims to study the relationship between parking, mobility services, car use and mobility patterns through questionnaires and interviews with residents in different neighborhoods and workplaces. The project is a collaboration between researchers at Chalmers and IVL together with representatives from housing companies (Wallenstam, Riksbyggen) and knowledge centers (Johanneberg Science Park and Urban Futures). A continuous dialogue with these partners will allow for increased societal relevance and pertinence of the results for key stakeholders.


Frances Sprei (contact)

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory


IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Stockholm, Sweden

Johanneberg Science Park AB

Gothenburg, Sweden

Mistra Urban Futures

Gothenburg, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden


Göteborg, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 44452-1
Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2019

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