SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Well-planned and well-designed transport systems link regions and people together and ensure access to services and goods. Accessible and affordable public transport and logistics boost development and opportunities.

The gridlocked traffic situation in Jakarta, with its population of 10 million, is often considered one of the worst in the world. Convincing more commuters to switch to buses is crucial and is the authorities’ stated aim. Since 2004, the city has been gradually expanding its bus rapid transit  system, TransJakarta, so that it now encompasses 12 traffic corridors that carry approximately 350,000 passengers each day. In 2015, Scania started the delivery of the first of more than 100 Euro 6 gas buses to Jakarta. The Scania buses operate in the prestigious downtown No 1 bus system corridor and have become very popular with passengers.

On Iceland in Akureyri is the largest city outside the Reykjavík Capital area. The municipality has introduced a range of sustainable initiatives. To ensure that its stunning scenery is protected. The city is self-relient in producing fuel. Every household is involved in the process and the city collects the waste that will be recycled into fuel. The fleet presently consists of six buses. The two Scania buses are biofuel-powered. An additional Scania bus is ordered for next year.