“I don’t want travel allowance; I want to arrive on time” : Young people’s experiences and needs for mobility in the Nordic countries
A new report is written on behalf of the Swedish Transport Administration and aims to increase the knowledge base about young people’s mobility in the Nordic countries, with a focus on public transportation.
The assignment has been carried out through two sub-studies: a literature review of young people’s mobility in the Nordic countries, and a focus group study with young people combined with interviews with professionals working with mobility development in the Nordic countries.
The study shows that young people is a heterogeneous group of individuals with different mobility needs and interests. They are largely dependent on public transport, and their experiences and views are closely related to geographical and socio-economic factors. Furthermore, the report describes strategies used by young people to deal with shortcomings in public transport.
The study shows that there is a lack of Nordic research on young people’s experiences of and perspectives on mobility. If the transport system is to become more equitable, fair and sustainable, then more knowledge about young people’s mobility is needed, and this knowledge should influence the design of the future transport system.