Development on an integrated mobility plan for the Sälen/Trysil and the Åre areas
The Sälen-Trysil ski resort area is the biggest destination in the Nordic countries in terms of visitors. For its future development it is central that the mobility becomes sustainable both for visitors and the local citizens. This means planning the transport system in early stages with this in mind. The planning can be supported by the digital tool that has been developed by Dalarna university.
MARA gave Trafikverket an opportunity..their own car. What challenges will that bring?
MARA gave Trafikverket an opportunity to improve the dialogue with the municipality and other stakeholders in Sälen about mobility planning processes in early stages.
Issues that were both brought up in interviews and during meetings where among others: What are the mobility needs? How should they be addressed? Should there be new roads, bi-cycle paths and bus stops? How should the transport system fit in the municipality’s spatial plans for new accommodations, private cabins, sport facilities and so on
The new remote controlled airport brings in a new category of tourists that does not have their own car. What challenges will that bring?
A GAP analysis between existing supply and important points of interest was performed as part of the project.
Figure 13. Mobility GAP_analysis 300 m Sälen area
Figure 14. Mobility GAP_analysis 500 m Sälen area
The MARA project results will in the future lead to a better dialogue between the business community, the municipality and state agencies like Trafikverket and regulators and also pave the way for introduction of new mobility technologies such as on demand autonomous buses, drones and sharing solutions. Planning and new technologies in combination will promote sustainability and quality of life. This will benefit the Baltic sea region.