Side events during ITS World Congress 2018

Greater Copenhagen Join our Cross-Border Break Out Session

Time: Tuesday 18 September at 09:00 – 10:30

Place: Hotel Bella Sky, Conference room 176-177.

Greater Copenhagen is where Denmark meets Sweden and Scandinavia meets the world. We

cooperate and connect people across sectors, industries, cultures and countries, thinking new and


Our metropolitan region is challenged with congestion, a growing population and global

competition is increasing. To meet these challenges, we need to cooperate in better and more

intelligent ways across sectors and borders. To solve this, we have developed the Greater Copenhagen

Traffic Charter.

Join our breakout session and meet representatives from the local and regional governments as well as the Greater Copenhagen & Skåne Committee secretariat who will showcase and give you a firsthand experience on how we handle cross-border obstacles in order to further develop the

metropolitan area.

Session program:

09:00: Introduction to the Greater Copenhagen & Skåne Committee Traffic Charter
(By Sara Røpke, Head of secretariat, Greater Copenhagen & Skåne Committee).


09:30: The Öresund Metro – unlocking the Greater Copenhagen potential
(By Jeppe Grønholt-Pedersen, Head of division, City of Copenhagen).

10:10: Introduction to the Interreg-project – A coherent transport system in Greater

Copenhagen (By Bengt Nielsson, Project leader, Skåne Region).


10:30: End of Session


ITS-programme in Copenhagen

Tuesday 18 September, 10:45-11:15

Thursday 20 September, 14:00–14:30 (in Danish)

Place: Hotel Bella Sky, Conference room 176-177.

Speaker: Mads Gaml; ITS Program Manager at Traffic and Urban Life, City of Copenhagen.

A presentation of the ITS programme in Copenhagen. As the first city in the world, Copenhagen has developed variable message signs exclusively for cyclists to improve information, travel time and suggest alternative routes to popular destinations. Copenhagen is also testing intelligent street lighting. To reduce energy consumption, the lights are lowered to 50% at night. Through smart technology, the lights turn back to 100% when a cyclist approaches. Another way that Copenhagen is furthering its green agenda is through the facilitation of eco-driving. Using a combination of an onboard unit and a multimodal app, it gives drivers guidance for green lights which improves fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions.

The CPH 2025 Climate plan


Tuesday 18 September, 11:30-12:00

Thursday 20 September, 14:45–15:15 (in Danish)

Place: Hotel Bella Sky, Conference room 176-177.

Speaker: Jørgen Abildgaard, Executive Climate Project Director, CPH2025 Climate Plan, City of Copenhagen
Thursdays speaker; Klaus Bundgaard, Project Manager, CPH Climate Plan, City of Copenhagen


Do you want to know more about Copenhagen’s climate agenda?
Copenhagen have set an ambitious target to become the first carbon neutral capital in the world by 2025. It is demands the development of innovative climate solutions through partnerships with different stakeholders including universities, private businesses and the Copenhagener’s. To set the pathway towards 2025 Copenhagen have made the comprehensive CPH2025 Climate Plan, which is divided into three implementation periods including all the necessary initiatives that are needed to realize carbon neutrality by 2025. The climate plan includes four different themes; energy consumption and production, mobility, and the city administration.

Speaker: Jørgen Abildgaard 

ITS and Cycle Superhighways: the good, the bad and all the potentials 

Time: Tuesday 18 September at 15.30-17.00
Place: Hotel Bella Sky, Conference room 176-177. 

This session focuses on the good and the bad ITS solutions in regional bicycle planning – as well as all of the potentials. Two of the biggest challenges with ITS and regional bicycle planning are first of all that ITS solutions for bicycle traffic today are scarce, and secondly that regional planning calls for solutions that are adjustable to different municipal needs.

Presenters from the Capital Region of Denmark and other European regions will give insight to ITS solutions and potentials in regional bicycle planning both seen from the planners point of view (potential assessment and monitoring tools) as well as the cyclists point of view (traffic flow and information).


Sidsel Birk Hjuler, Office for Cycle Superhighways (DK)

Jonas Hedlund, Region Skåne (SE)

Herbert Tiemens, Province of Utrecht (NL)

Fredrik Carling, Hövding (SE)

Jos Van Vlerken, The City of Copenhagen (DK)

Signe Helledi, Office for Cycle Superhighways (DK)

Copenhagen – City of cyclistTuesday 18 September, 17:15–17:45

Thursday 20 September, 11:30–12:00 (In Danish)

Place: Hotel Bella Sky, Conference room 176-177.

This presentation will give an introduction to the secrets behind Copenhagen’s success in making the bicycle the fast and easy choice for the majority of the city’s commuters. Copenhagen’s unique approach combines infrastructure, ITS, governance and data, and sees the bicycle not as a goal in itself, but as a very effective tool to reach the overall goals of a sustainable, livable, resilient and CO2-neutral capital.

Speaker: Marie Kåstrup, Head of Bicycle Program, City of Copenhagen

The Urban Future –  a network reception

WHEN: Tuesday September 18. 2018, 16.30 – 18.30

WHERE: Danish Cyclists Federation, Rømersgade 5-7, 1362 Copenhagen K (Israels Plads, just behind Torvehallerne and Nørreport Station)

Please join the Danish Cyclists Federation (DCF) together with German ADFC and Dutch Fietsersbond – the three major European everyday cyclists federations – in cooperation with our European umbrella organisation – ECF – for a reception with a focus on active and sustainable mobility and ITS.

We will serve you a good Danish Carlsberg beer, some Danish ‘smørrebrød’ and we’ll share our knowledge on urban everyday cycling to the world of ITS.

Newly elected ECF president Christophe Najdovski, Mayor for Transport in Paris, will be present at the reception.