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Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2836; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10082836

Indicators for Promising Accessibility and Mobility Services

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Strategic Sustainability Studies, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
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The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
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Integrated Product Development, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
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Received: 21 June 2018 / Revised: 24 July 2018 / Accepted: 6 August 2018 / Published: 9 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for Sustainability)
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Cities are increasingly facing major transportation challenges, and new sustainable solutions are needed. New ICT-enabled services can be part of solving the problems, including both improving and finding new transportation services and providing digital access to different services. It is important to identify which services have the best potential for environmental benefits (e.g., travel reduction leading to lesser emissions), economic viability and spread. Such identification can be carried out with the help of indicators. This article uses four types of new accessibility services to test out a previously formulated set of indicators and suggest changes to make them more useful. Using common indicators for transportation and digital accessibility services seem to support collecting and condensing information about the services and simplifies understanding their benefits and challenges. However, a challenge for this approach is finding indicators that are both specific and broad enough to be useful. View Full-Text
Keywords: ICT; digitalization; societal change; sustainability; indicators ICT; digitalization; societal change; sustainability; indicators
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Ringenson, T.; Arnfalk, P.; Kramers, A.; Sopjani, L. Indicators for Promising Accessibility and Mobility Services. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2836.

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