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Vision vs. Evaluation – Case Studies of Light Rail Planning in Denmark
City of Aarhus.
Nordjyllands Trafikselskab.
Aalborg University.
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2017 (English)In: European Journal of Spatial Development, ISSN 1650-9544, E-ISSN 1650-9544, Vol. 65, 1-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Light rail transit (LRT) is a popular public transport mode used to upgrade the public transport system and support urban development strategies. Despite the seemingly poorer socio-economic return of LRT in cost benefit analyses (CBA) compared to bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, LRT solutions are often chosen over BRT. Several studies show that the decisions to build such systems have not primarily been based on the socio-economic feasibility of the systems. Rather, they are often justified in terms of the branding value and positive image for public transportation, as well as the perceived ability to reduce road congestion and stimulate urban development. Drawing on Actor Network Theory (ANT), the paper analyses how LRT systems have been applied in a Danish context and the role that the CBA has played in this process. The results show that conventional socio-economic factors in CBA, such as travel time savings, play a relatively minor role compared tothe larger urban transformation visions that LRT projects are embedded in.

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Stockholm: Nordregio & Delft University of Technology , 2017. Vol. 65, 1-26 p.
Keyword [en]
urban planning, transport planning, project appraisal, policymaking, light rail, actor network theory
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Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Transport
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URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-5010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-5010DiVA: diva2:1153853
Available from: 2017-10-31 Created: 2017-10-31 Last updated: 2017-10-31

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