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Huge investments and bold strategies

The planned investments in public transport, roads and railways as part of the West Sweden Agreement are the largest in the Gothenburg region since the 1960s, when the Tingstad Tunnel and Älvsborg Bridge were built. The task for the West Sweden Agreement is to provide a good living environment, more competitive public transport, including the West Link, adapted to our growing city and to strengthen the competitiveness of the industry in the region.

For Gothenburg the agreement is necessary to be able to provide a viable, attractive, green and dense city. Gothenburg is the capital of the region with a growing number of people moving in and out of the city and inside the city center - it should be easy to travel in an environmentally friendly manner. The transport system needs to be efficient because we want more people working, visiting, staying and living in Gothenburg.

The Comprehensive Plan for Gothenburg

The Comprehensive Plan for Gothenburg is the overall strategy for how the city will develop sustainably. The four guiding documents – Vision River City Gothenburg, Traffic Strategy for a Close City, Green Strategy for a Dense and Green city and Strategy for Gothenburg 2035 Expansion planning – jointly indicate the direction Gothenburg will develop in over the next 20 years. Taking advantage of what exists and densify at places with good public transport is the basic idea. It is within the already built city and around the strategic nodes that Gothenburg will grow. At regional level, the Gothenburg Region Association of Local Authorities (GR), has developed a long term strategy for sustainable growth, which extends to 2030.

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The West Swedish Agreement allows the Region to expand sustainably. It is one of the largest investments ever in public transport systems, such as roads, railways and cycle paths. This will result in a region where residents have a greater choice in where they live and work. It will make new areas accessible for commuting both for work and studying. Residents and visitors alike will have enhanced accessibility to the Region’s coastline, countryside as well as a host of entertainment, leisure and cultural amenities. Thus enhancing quality of life for all.