A new form of passenger transport, new links between parts of the city and faster public transport. A firm proposal regarding the future of public transport in Gothenburg, Mölndal and Partille has been put forward.
For two years now Västra Götaland Region, Västtraffik, the City of Gothenburg, Mölndal and the municipality of Partille have been collaborating to develop a common vision for the future of public transport in the area. It is high time, as it is estimated that the region will have 200,000 more residents and 100,000 more jobs by the year 2035.
”Next Stop 2035, the public consultation process we carried out in the autumn of 2015, confirms our analysis that trips must be faster, there is a need for more links between different parts of the city and that residents are open to new forms of public transport, such as cable cars,” says Jörn Engström, Project Manager in the Västra Götaland region.
The proposal will now be referred to municipalities and local authorities before politicians in the municipalities and Västra Götaland Region can reach a decision on a shared vision at the end of the year.
Proposed measures will be investigated further and an action plan, divided into in several stages, will form the basis for negotiations and decisions on funding and implementation.
All in all, the proposals regarding infrastructure construction will cost between 25 and 30 billion SEK, and several decisions will need to be taken in the future after joint goals have been finalised.
The proposal and results of the consultation process are available, as summaries and in full, at next stop2035.se. You will also find pictures and images to download. There is more to read at vgregion.se/gmp