Nicolas J. ROGIER – Extracting material from SMARTCITIES DIVE and https://venhoevencs.nl/projects/future-city-of-henna/

David THORPE / SMARTCITIES DIVE.  Finland has set itself a target of becoming a model for sustainable transport by 2020 by using a system which will allow people to choose the most optimum means of travel for each particular journey which they hope will become a viable alternative to buying a private car.

It is expected that the share of public transport and carpooling in densely populated urban areas will increase in most cities as overall efficiency and ease of use become the principles governing transit operations. By 2020 an increasing number of new cars will run on renewable energy.

In Finland itself it is expected that up to 15% of new car sales will be taken up by electric cars with rechargeable hybrids particularly popular. In Helsinki metropolitan area, the electrification of bus traffic has already begun, and by 2020 there should be over 100 electric buses in operation.

The example of FUTURE CITY OF HENNA

The Master plan for the Future City of Henna holds a strategy to develop a sustainable networkcity on all relevant levels, including the neighborhood and the region. It is arranged in such a way that it offers a high quality of life, combined with abundant economic opportunities and a sustainable way of dealing with the environment (…) connected to the national railway and motorway system, encouraging the use of sustainable transport options for all sorts of activities. This configuration, wherein car, train and slow traffic are treated as equals, also makes the city and its facilities extremely accessible, both for inhabitants, workers and other visitors from outside.

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