The Nordic approach to sustainable mobility
Strong voices from Nordic nations have influenced the sustainability debate for decades. Today, governments are prioritizing investments in more and better public transport to contribute to a sustainable society and support sustainable economic growth. Not only that, their young people have captured the attention of the developing world and given a face to the Nordic nations' commitment to fighting climate change. If the region's emerging mobility shift towards rail is any indication, the Nordic approach to saving the planet is much more than just talk.
A recent survey by Swedish Railways (SJ) showed a broad modal mobility shift taking place. Their research (carried out before the COVID-19 pandemic) found that 37 per cent of survey participants now prefer to travel by rail instead of air, in comparison to 26 per cent last fall and 20 per cent in early 2018. By all appearances, shift to rail for intercity travel is taking place across the Nordics. Although Sweden is a hotspot for our sustainable transportation solutions, with our current projects including the BOMBARDIER MOVIA C30 metros for Stockholm, BOMBARDIER FLEXITY trams for Gothenburg and BOMBARDIER ZEFIRO Express high-speed regional trains for the Västra Götaland region, other Nordic countries are also prioritizing greener public transit to protect the environment.
Living so close to the sea, it's not surprising that the Nordic countries are placing a premium on sustainable transport.