09:30 - 10:00
|Registration and coffee|
10:00 - 12:00
Welcome, Jens Holmboe, Chair of the Nordic Road Association and Director General, Danish Road Directorate
Connie Hedegaard, Chair of the EU Commission's Mission Board on Adaptation to Climate Change including societal change, former EU Commissioner for Climate Action (2010-2014)
Johan Kuylenstierna, Director General, Formas, the Swedish government research council for sustainable development
Moderator: Martin Breum, Journalist, Author, and Moderator
(More speakers to be announced soon)
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Technical Programme – parallel sessions. Click on the session titles to read the full session descriptions.
Zero-emission construction sites
Zero-emission construction sites entail zero-emission machines and zero-emission transport. Key to reaching this goal is innovative procurement and sustainable construction requirements.
We must act, but we need to do it in clever way. The industry, contractors, several public procurers must all join together to make the transition. It's time to change the system, but changing from the old paradigm to a new greener, safer and more productive building and maintaining system requires us all to join forces.
The Swedish Transport Administration's project "Crosslink Södertörn" will be the case project of this session. The goals of the project are: No local emissions, 50% sustainable energy, <50 Efficient materials, 100% Recycled, <4 Accidents.
Panel discussion: What does it take to change the system?
Moderator: Pontus Gruhs, Chief Strategist, Swedish Transport Administration
Speakers: Niclas Wahlberg, Vice President System Solutions and Partnerships, Volvo Group. More speakers to be announced soon.
Future tunnels - keeping up with technology
Currently there is a boom in tunnel technology. The market offers cutting-edge technology. The dilemma is that the operations managers are looking for stabile technical solutions that will exist for 15-20 years whilst the market is driven towards constant development, up-dates, and changes.
This dilemma will be discussed in three cases:
1) Large scale tunnel projects have big costs for software and hardware and as well as long lead times from the time when software and hardware are purchased until the operations manager takes over responsibility for the software and hardware.
2) A complex road tunnel is built to be in continuous operation and with minimal disruption and impact on traffic. This requires being able to ensure that no errors occur in the facility without being detected swiftly and taken care of and rectified before critical errors occur.
3) Complex road traffic tunnels have for many years had a traditional system architecture with clear hierarchies and interfaces between its technical systems. Today we see that these hierarchies are breaking down and that the interfaces between systems/ equipment are changing, expanding, and moving.
Moderators: Emelie Bjerkander, Danish Road Directorate and Mette Waldorff, A/S Øresundsbroen
Speakers: Ulf Malmros, Specialist OT, Swedish Transport Administration, speaker from Sund and Bælt, more speakers to be announced soon.
Cycling, an important mode of transport
You will experience Copenhagen, the capital of cycling, at the conference. This session takes you deeper in to cycling as an important mode of transport.
The session will give excellent Nordic examples of superb cycling infrastructure, cycling infrastructure prioritization tools, and much more. We will hear about cycling in the cities, cycling in rural areas, and the potentials of E-cycling. You will hear a presentation on The Danish National Cycle Account, as well as presentations from Sweden and Norway.
Session moderator: Jonas Wamsler
Speakers: Anna Dinesen, Danish Centre for Cycling Knowledge at The Danish Road Directorate. More speakers to be announced soon.
Transition to climate smart road freight
Transportation is key to a sustainable future. The mobility of people and goods is crucial for global prosperity, but it’s crucial that transport system meets the climate targets set by the UN, the EU, and the national parliaments. The current EU strategy for how the European transport system can achieve its green transformation includes the greening of road freight on the European road infrastructure.
In this session we will discuss the transition to climate smart road freight.
Resp. Mårten Johansson, The Swedish Association of Road Transport Companies, and Lena Larsson, Volvo
Speakers to be announced soon.
Special session on sustainable street planning (4,5 hours)
The take-off for this session is a guided walk in Copenhagen, followed by a workshop session on sustainable street planning using case material from the guided tour. The following workshop uses a EU licensed tool developed by the city of Malmö.
13:00 Technical tour, meeting place: the lobby (Guides: Annette Kayser, City of Copenhagen, and Niels Stange, City of Copenhagen.)
14:30 Coffee break
15:00: Workshop session on sustainable street planning-
Sustainable street planning (workshop)
Contemporary urban street planning focuses on accommodating traffic, environmental and technical demands and often neglect to include social aspects of importance for the quality of life in our cities. The session aims at broadening the planning perspective and analyse streets both as transportation links and as spaces with a wide variety of urban functions by using a tool developed by the city of Malmö. This tool, consisting of 3D prints and linear acetates, was developed within the framework for the EU project MORE (www.roadspace.eu) as an extension of the co-creation tool LineMap. The methodology and the tool have been implemented successfully in several projects, and there is a growing demand among colleagues and planners.
Resp.: Ine Hilling, Håkon Sverke Vindenes, Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Mia Stampe Lagergaard, Danish Road Directorate
Speaker: Maria Brodde Makri, City of Malmö
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 17:30
Technical tours - Click on the session titles to read the full session descriptions
The Nordhavn Tunnel
The Nordhavn Tunnel is essential for the planned urban development of the Copenhagen area Nordhavn. The Danish Road Directorate is responsible for the construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel in Copenhagen. The tunnel will be built on behalf of Copenhagen Municipality, who is also responsible for financing the project together with By & Havn and the future company for Lynetteholmen. The project entails the construction of a 1,4 km tunnel across the Svanemølle Bay and the construction of a replacement harbour for approximately 600 boats in Færgehavn Nord. It is decided that the tunnel shall be established as a long tunnel from the existing Nordhavnsvej-tunnel to Kattegatvej’s extension, with preparation for a possible future Østlig Ringvej (eastern ring road).
The budget of the entire project is 3.4 billon DKK and the tunnel should be ready for traffic in summer 2027. The expected traffic is 8.200 vehicles per day.
Nordhavn is a rapidly developing district. By og Havn I/S, which owns the majority of Nordhavn, has begun an expansion of the area, which means that Nordhavn will eventually house 40,000 inhabitants and the same number of jobs. This will lead to an increasing need for more roads and other infrastructure, so that it will be easier to get to and from Nordhavn.
Copenhagen's bicycle infrastructure - guided bike tour
Cycling tour Copenhagen (25 persons)
A cycling tour through central parts of Copenhagen
The tour will take the participants through a sample of Copenhagen’s bicycle infrastructure, including iconic solutions like the Bicycle Snake and the busiest bike path in the World on Queen Louise’s Bridge. We will also look at solutions for pedestrians, universal design and urban design.
We will make stops at some of the interesting locations and discuss pros and cons of the solutions we see.
Traffic Information Centre & ITS in Copenhagen's new busterminal
The Traffic Tower in Copenhagen contains control centres for the railway in Eastern Denmark, the commuter train in the metropolitan area and all national roads in Denmark. The Traffic Tower has been operating since 2015 with an exciting architecture built especially for the purpose of traffic management.
The study tour will include a visit to Copenhagen's new bus terminal at Dybbølsbro in Copenhagen. The visit will focus on the terminal's intelligent transport infrastructure (ITS). The terminal will bring together the many long-distance buses that run in and out of Denmark's capital every day, as well as give the approximately 1.4 million annual long-distance bus passengers an easier, smarter and safer journey.
Greater Copenhagen light rail
Join us for a tour to the construction of “The Greater Copenhagen Light Rail”. This tour will begin with a short project presentation at Tivoli Congress Centre. The presentation will present the ideas behind the project and give a short introduction to the technical design. After the presentation the participants will board the S-train for a short ride to the construction site in the city “Lyngby” together with the guide. Here the participants will be given the second part of the project presentation and a site visit.
In 2025 the Greater Copenhagen Light Rail will run every five minutes in each direction during daytime hours, and every ten minutes in the evenings and at weekends. In June 2014, the company “Greater Copenhagen Light Rail” was established, to build and operate the light rail system.
The capital's light rail will have 29 stations on a 28 kilometer long stretch.
The company is headed by a Board of Directors with owner representatives, i.e. the 11 municipalities, the Capital Region and the Danish State, represented by the Ministry of Transport, Building, and Housing.
The Lynetteholm project
The Lynetteholm project is an artificial island off the coast of Copenhagen. The island will provide housing and infrastructure for 35.000 people. Join us for a guided tour about the project.
More information comming soon.
Harbour bridges in Copenhagen
Copenhagen’s harbour bridges are an essential part of Copenhagen’s bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Join us for a guided technical tour along several of the new bicycle and pedestrian bridges in Copenhagen’s harbour. A map will be uploaded soon.
Auralisations of road noise & highway noise abatement
Listen to road noise auralisations at Force Technology's laboratory in Hørsholm.
Road noise auralisations are precise sound demonstrations of roads and noise reduction measures, that are being planned but not yet built.
For a decade, the Danish Road Directorate has used auralisations when presenting new roads for the local authorities and for the public. Auralisations makes it possible to listen to the outside noise at sensitive locations along the road. This is considered an add-on to road noise maps and visualizations.
During the event we will show you how auralisations are made and you will listen to some interesting auralisations. Right now, we are also working on visualizations to support and improve the perceived experience with auralisations.
Auralisations are also very useful to demonstrate acoustical effects of e.g., noise barriers and the influence of wind and other conditions. For example, you can listen to the effectiveness of a noise barrier before deciding it’s exact design.
We use Nord2000 to calculate the noise at the auralised position which makes auralisations as precise as detailed noise predictions in the surroundings of the road.
Cloudburst mitigation in Copenhagen
Join us for a tour to some of the city of Copenhagen's cloudburst mitigation projects. More information comming soon.
BIM visualisations for construction sites
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
There are many benefits of using the BIM technology. In this demonstration, you’ll experience some of them. The Danish Road Directorate will demonstrate how BIM is being used on big scale infrastructure projects. More information comming soon.
The asphalt laboratory at the Danish Technological Institute
Join us on a tout to the Danish Technological Institute's asphalt pavement and innovation laboratory. More informaiton comming soon.
19:00 - 22:00