Context and policy framework

Stockholm is the Capital of Sweden and the largest city of the country. It is currently experiencing a very fast growth which is consequently reflected in increasing traffic flows. The inner-city area of Stockholm is characterized by few larger roads and numerous narrow one way streets frequently used by pedestrians.

Congestion is then an issue in Stockholm and both the city centre and a Royal Sea Port, an important development area, are in a critical location in this respect. In order to achieve this, the City of Stockholm has introduced a congestion charging zone which limits the type of vehicles, and thus the total number of vehicles allowed to drive in the city centre.

Air pollution is an issue and the city got an environmental zone regulating emissions from heavy duty vehicles. The zone is subject for revision.

The goal of the city is to be fossil fuel free by year 2040. Several measurements are needed to do this, among others more clean and efficient vehicles and fuels, lower traffic volumes and a shift in mobility and freight schemes.

Stockholm has issued an urban freight plan in 2014 and has also built an important experience in the introduction of clean vehicles and renewable fuels including electric ones since the mid 1990s.

Solutions implemented in FREVUE

One objective of the city of Stockholm in FREVUE is to minimize the environmental impact from distribution of building materials. This is done by installing a Construction Consolidation Centre during the development of the Royal Sea Port area, where more than 10,000 new housing and 30,000 new workplaces will be built together with a modern port and other strategic infrastructure. A second objective is to set-up an Urban Consolidation Centre in the city centre in which retail and waste will be consolidated.

In cooperation with the electricity provider Fortum, fast charging points are being installed. These are public charging points which intend to further develop electric mobility uptake in Stockholm.

Relevant document

The Stockholm Freight Plan 2014-2017 (PDF)

Experience and impacts of environmental requirements for transport in public procurement (PDF), May 2016