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.

Green liveable cities

Cities must be built for people in order to be sustainable, healthy and liveable. Targeted policy-making to ensure that the residents of the city are invited to walk and bike as much as possible in connection with their daily activities is a strong reinforcement of these objectives. The key is to acknowledge the importance of city space and city life as an attractive, informal and democratic meeting place for the residents in the 21st century.

The world’s best country for cyclists

Denmark has for many years been a frontrunner within urban mobility planning and we hold a strong tradition for people from all layers of society to bike and it has become an integral part of the Danish story. In fact, more than 60% of the people who live and work in Copenhagen commute by bike every day. The Danish companies and municipalities therefore have the perfect conditions for testing and developing state of the art bicycle infrastructure solutions.

This white paper provides insight into the solutions that Denmark has to offer within urban sustainable transportation. The key to successful mobility management is to incorporate several levels at the same time where collaboration between both public and private actors is necessary. Intermobility and a flexible transportation system enables people and goods to move around more easily by combining alternative modes of transport. Also, the large share of renewable energy in the Danish electricity system can play an important role through smart thinking and big data monitoring in an integrated system.

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