2015

Sustainable housing – Förvaltnings AB Framtiden

In 2015 three new constructions certified by the eco label Svanen were finished. This means they fulfill the requirements placed on the construction process, materials and energy usage. The requirements on the indoor areas are stringent as are the requirements on the impacts on the external environment. These conditions include proper and environmentally conscious handling of construction waste and low energy consumption. The rules regarding hazardous materials are also very strict. A construction where the energy consumption is lower than 60 kWh/m² and year was also finished. Read more.

Traffic lights energy efficiency – Road Traffic Administration

In order to improve the energy efficiency of the traffic lights in the city, investments have been made to replace old fittings with modern LED fittings. In accordance with the current strategy, replacements has been made on busy streets and roads with a high amount of public transports in order to minimize the need for service, repairs and future maintenance shutdowns. By replacing ineffective fittings energy savings of around 60 % have been accomplished. In more peripheral areas energy reductions of about 40 % have been made. In 2016, the strategy is to also adjust lighting levels during periods where the frequency of traffic is low including night adjustments in order to save both energy and to reduce the need for maintenance. Read more.

The Bicycle City – Road Traffic Administration

According to the city’s traffic strategy a decrease of car traffic by 25 % is needed regardless of increases in the population in order for the city to reach its goal of 80 % less CO2 emissions from the road traffic in Gothenburg. The city’s strategy involves making room for and prioritizing pedestrians, cyclists and public transport, but also facilitating and developing green ways to travel. The starting point for the project is the city’s bicycle programme. It mainly pertains to accessibility for cyclists but smaller measures involving traffic security, parking and traffic lights directed at making bicycle traveling more convenient are also included in the project. The city has set up a goal; the amount of traveling done with bicycles should be tripled by 2025.

The Pedestrian City – Road Traffic Administration

According to the city’s traffic strategy a decrease in car traffic by 25 % is needed regardless of increases in the population in order for the city to reach its goal of 80 % less CO2 emissions from the road traffic in Gothenburg. The city’s strategy involves making room for and prioritizing pedestrians, cyclists and public transport, but also facilitating and developing green ways to travel. The project involves measures directed at making the city better for pedestrians from both traffic security and accessibility perspectives. The investments involve walkways, accessibility in the city and other urban development measures