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Biltrafiken på Strömpilen - går den att minska?
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Car traffic at Strömpilen- can it be decreased?

This report investigates consumers’ choice of transportation to one of Umeå’s shopping centres, Strömpilen, and what obstacles there are to leaving their car at home. A few means of control were chosen in order to decrease car traffic at Strömpilen. It was also studied what the consequences would be for Strömpilen if the chosen means of control were implemented. The means of control that were investigated were: parking fees, home delivery, internet shopping combined with home delivery and increased bus routes. 100 people who had driven by car to Strömpilen were asked to complete a questionnaire. The results showed that the most important reasons given as to why they had driven to the shopping centre were: that they planned on large purchases, they live far away from Strömpilen and it is comfortable. More than half of the participants drove their car to Strömpilen at least once a week. People who live 5-20 kilometers were most positive to increased bus routes. People who live closer than 5 kilometers from Strömpilen walk or ride their bike instead of driving their car to a larger extant than people who live farther away.  The means of control that according to the gathered questionnaire would have the best outcome to reduce driving would be internet shopping with home delivery, home delivery and increased bus routes. Parking fees would decrease car traffic at Strömpilen, and some of the costumers would drive to another shopping centre. That wouldn’t be positive for either Strömpilen or the environment.

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2010. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
Decrease, Car, Traffic, Pollution and Bus
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38277OAI: diva2:374119
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2010-12-03 Created: 2010-12-02 Last updated: 2012-11-28Bibliographically approved

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