Cities are home to over 70 per cent of the EU population. Most journeys begin and end in cities. Almost 23 per cent of the emission from transport comes from urban transport. This includes both transportation of goods and persons. Urbanisation and the increase in commuting will challenge the transport system and as a consequence increase congestion and emissions.
The emissions of urban transport can be reduced with more environmentally friendly vehicles, better use of public transport and alternative modes of transport such as bicycling and walking. Urban freight transport makes up a relatively small share of urban traffic but improving the efficiency of the ‘first and last mile’ of deliveries is of particular importance for economic growth and the reduction of emissions.
New metro line opens – Copenhagen’s largest construction project in 400 years
The city of Copenhagen grows by approximately 10,000 inhabitants each year and therefore the need to find sustainable transportation solutions for the city’s inhabitants and visitors increases. The new Metro line will play an important role in relieving traffic congestion and making transportation faster and easier. The driverless and fully automatic metro is expected to carry more than 100 million passengers a year.
Hail a hydrogen-powered taxi on the streets of Copenhagen
It is now possible to hail a hydrogen-powered taxi on the streets of Copenhagen. The environmentally friendly taxis are part of the government’s strategy that all new taxis in Denmark will be zero emissions vehicles by 2025 and the EU wide push to accelerate the development of hydrogen technology.
The world’s largest battery-powered passenger ferries set sail
New name, new style: The previously named HH Ferries Group, which operates the busy ferry route between the Danish and Swedish coastal towns of Helsingør and Helsingborg has not only changed its name to ForSea Ferries to reflect its environmental strategy, but has also officially launched its two long-awaited, solely battery-powered passenger ferries, which are the largest of their kind.
Electric busses could become the standard transport option for sustainable cities
With 20 electric busses, the city of Roskilde has become the first Danish city that is – for a modest additional expenditure – transforming its fleet of buses from diesel powered to powered using clean electrical power. The Chinese manufacturer Yutong, which in 2017 sold more than 20,000 electric busses to Chinese and international customers, is delivering the electric busses.
Sustainable urban transportation
It is estimated that 9 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050 – 70% of these will live in cities. The increasing urbanisation will be a challenge to cities all over the world and the demand for new innovative solutions within urban mobility is growing. This white paper provides insight into the solutions that Denmark has to offer within urban sustainable transportation.
Copenhagen Connecting: Driving Data to Quality Service – to the Benefit of Citizens and Businesses
Keen to promote growth, quality of life and sustainability, Copenhagen boosts innovative business and action across sectors through a game changing data-approach. Combining technologies in new ways, it leverages efforts to create a more resource-efficient city with citizens and businesses in key roles. Turning challenges into opportunities How to ensure city services, life quality and […]
Increased commuting by bike creates socio economic benefits for the region
The Capital Region is intent on becoming a green, innovative metropolis with high growth and excellent quality of life. Bicycles have a key role to play here, as the many cyclists create better urban environments with a more sociable way of life, cleaner air and less noise. This is why the City of Copenhagen, the […]
Nørreport Station – Optimizing flow and bicycle parking at Denmark’s busiest traffic hub
Nørreport Station is the busiest station in Denmark with roughly 250,000 people bustling through it daily. The new Nørreport Station is composed of a series of rounded, floating roofs, mounted on striking glass pavilions. A study of pedestrians’ preferred routes has formed the basis for the station’s new design, providing an open and welcoming public space […]
Nordhavnen – Green Urban Development Copenhagen
Nordhavnen, located only 4km from the city centre of Copenhagen, is the largest metropolitan development project in Scandinavia in the years to come. With its fantastic accessibility to the city’s core infrastructure and direct access to the water, Nordhavnen will become a unique city district. The post-industrial harbour site will be developed over the next […]