|Authors:||Aud Tennøy, Frants Gundersen, Oddrun Helen Hagen, Marianne Knapskog, Tanu Priya Uteng|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-2061-5|
Full report - in Norwegian only
We have investigated if, and to what extent, densification in nodes contributes to less car traffic, and how possible effects varies with functions, mixed use and other properties connected to the nodes. We found that workplaces and dwellings located in nodes generates less car traffic per inhabitant and per employee than dwellings and workplaces located outside the nodes, city centre or the inner city. However, the traffic reducing effects were significantly higher for the city centre than for the nodes. That means that cities who aim for minimising the amount of car traffic and emissions should locate new dwellings and workplaces in and in immediate proximity to the city centre, before considering the nodes outside the city centre. To increase the traffic reducing effects of locating dwellings and workplaces in nodes, the main approach should be to reduce private car accessibility to better accommodate bicycling as well as make the nodes more walkable and urban.