Type
Position Papers
Author
COWI
Organization
City of Copenhagen
Published in
2008
Submitted by
Peter Midgley
Related theme(s)
Urban Mobility
Region
Europe (EU)
Country
Denmark

Green Urban Mobility - transport plans for the Copenhagen capital region

Provisional studies show that a simple and effective system could consist of a payment boundary around Copenhagen. Motorists would pay a congestion charge when they crossed the cordon. The charge would be automatically levied without the individual motorist having to stop or slow down. The revenue could total over a billion Danish crowns a year and would be used within the greater Copenhagen area to fi nance improvements in public transport and the road network. It would be one of the largest and most wide reaching investments in traffic infrastructure undertaken with a view to increasing the free flow of traffic; for the benefit of the citizens and business life.