Introducing co-modality

Co-modality focuses on the need to develop the transport modes individually as well as in combination. Aiming at a more sustainable transport and logistics sector, the concept makes it clear that the roads to the future are many. All modes are needed to fulfill the complex logistic needs and all modes must be improved to offer higher value and to operate in a less environmentally harmful way. The modes are not perfect substitutes to each other.

This article aims to describe the concept from a theoretical standpoint and it is one of the topics in focus for the World Road Association Technical committee 2.3 during the current 2012-2015 cycle.