In 2025, Denmark wants to see only zero emission taxis on its roads. This objective, alongside a set of actions to support its achievement, was published by the Danish government in January 2019.
The study trip will include lectures about Odense, Copenhagen and Gladsaxe (a Copenhagen suburb, entitled 'This Year's Bicycle Municipality' by Danish Cyclists' Federation 2016). There will also be plenty of bicycle trips in and outside of Copenhagen, some of them on bicycle superhighways, others in combination with public transport. This will enable participants to experience Danish cycling themselves.
The study trip starts with an event on the evening of 28 April, which will be the first of several opportunities for formal and informal discussions.
From 2014 to 2017, the City of Aarhus in Denmark ran the Smart Mobility project, which consisted of 22 mobility management pilot projects. The pilots developed, tested and evaluated different ‘soft measures’ and their impact on commuting behaviour. Their evaluation has delivered a wealth of knowledge and expertise on how to influence people to commute differently.
Experience in the Danish capital Copenhagen, suggests that preventing motorised traffic from using short sections of a major thoroughfare enhances the use of the route by cyclists. This is the result of the implementation of so-called 'filtered permeability' on two sections of Nørrebrogade, in central Copenhagen.
Copenhagen continues to act as a pioneer for safe, accessible and innovative cycling networks.
A year ago, Copenhagen introduced Variable Message Signs (VMS) for cyclists, offering real-time data on congestion and disruptions in surrounding transport networks.
One of the most complicated and pressing issues in today's urban areas is the increasing tension between the population's demand for more mobility and finite city infrastructure. The Smart City community is looking at ways to help solve this challenge - the first step requiring the digitalisation of mobility services and infrastructure. This will help identify where the barriers are and to prioritise appropriate travel behaviours.
The Bicycle as a sensor: Developing a Connected Cycling Eco-system
The City of Aarhus has inaugurated the first part of its light rail network, the Aarhus Letbane. On 21 December, it opened the first phase the network, a 12-kilometer loop that services 12 stations. The light rail replaces existing bus lines, and thereby reduces noise and pollution. At the same time, the light rail is expected to drive urban development, thanks to a better connection between nieghbourhoods and the city.
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