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By Roberto Tomasi / Updated: 12 Jun 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 22 Mar 2017

Workshop: Green transport in Greater Copenhagen

Copenhagen Electric, E.ON Denmark, State of Green and Copenhagen Capacity are organising a workshop on 24 April 2017 to focus on building the market place for smart electro-mobility and roll-out action.

The program will focus on four thematic tracks

By News Editor / Updated: 31 Aug 2016

World’s first vehicle-to-grid hub opens in Copenhagen (Denmark)

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A Danish utility company has installed the world’s first fully commercial hub where electric vehicles can send electricity back to the grid.  

Frederiksberg Forsyning (FF) - which supplies the municipality of Frederiksberg with gas, water and district heating – is hosting 10 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) units at its headquarters in Copenhagen.

The company recently purchased 10 Nissan 100 per cent electric cars to join its company fleet as part of the initiative.

By News Editor / Updated: 06 Jul 2016

SmartMetro

SmartMetro is the perfect platform to engage with metro operators on the key issues affecting the metro today; from pressure on metros to increase capacity to ensuring safety and security across the network.

Over 40 expert speakers will explain how to can improve metro, bus and rail services for the benefit of passengers.

By News Editor / Updated: 06 Jul 2016

Denmark allows more kids in cargo bikes

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Denmark has introduced new legislation that allows cyclists with cargo bikes to transport a total of six children.

Previously, Danish law allowed only four children in a cargo bike.

But now the Danish Road Safety Agency has said that six can travel as long as the bicycle is adapted to their height and weight and that there is enough seating and facilities to securely fasten them in the trailer.

The Danish Cyclists’ Federation campaigned for the change to allow nursery schools, childminders and large families to go on bicycle trips.

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By News Editor / Updated: 01 Mar 2016

Copenhagen completes overhaul of traffic signals (Denmark)

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The city of Copenhagen has replaced all of its old traffic signals in an effort to reduce the amount of traffic delays on its roads.

The Danish capital was experiencing repeated failures in the city’s run-down traffic signals, creating heavy traffic jams.

Now in what officials claim to be a first in Scandinavia, Copenhagen has replaced the control boxes in all of its signalised intersections – approximately 380 devices.

The new online system allows municipal officials to monitor the signals and ensure that they are functioning properly. 

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 27 Jan 2016

New report on encouraging cycling published (Denmark)

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The Danish Cyclists' Federation has released a new report looking at how to encourage people to cycle more.

With support from Denmark's National Cycling Fund, the report aimed to identify why people choose bicycles for everyday transportation, what causes people to change their travel habits, and the obstacles that exist to making such this change. The report also offers recommendations on how to increase cycling and encourage a lasting change in travel habits.

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 24 Nov 2015

Copenhagen plans high-rise cycle and pedestrian bridge (Denmark)

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The Danish capital is planning a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists in a new development in the city's north harbour.

The bridge will be 65 metres above ground level, and will link two towers hosting residential and business tenants sited at the mouth of the harbour. Construction of the towers, designed by American architect Steven Holl, is expected to begin in 2016.

By Eltis Team / Updated: 17 Sep 2015
By Eltis Team / Updated: 21 Oct 2015

Optimising Aarhus's transport system with Bluetooth (Denmark)

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Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark. Its urban zone has a population of 1,2 million inhabitants. In 2011, the city implemented a highly innovative and cost-effective solution using Bluetooth technology to monitor travel times and traffic flow throughout the metropolitan area.