Mobility solutions

Growing city populations place a heavy strain on the capacity of urban transport systems, while budgets to address this are tighter than ever. Efficient and sustainable mobility depends on developing compact urban communities with multi-modal transport and pricing options that promote walking, cycling and the use of public transport.

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Jukka-Pekka Pitkänen

Jukka-Pekka Pitkänen

Director, Urban Sector, Finland
T: +358 040 738 4190
Peter Heymann Andersen

Peter Heymann Andersen

Managing Director, Transport
T: +45 5161 8454

Making the wrong choices in relation to urban transport infrastructure can lead to unnecessarily high capital expenditures, decades-long commitments to extremely costly maintenance programmes, as well as the physical isolation of communities. 

Smart mobility solutions

Cities should consider growth strategies that organise communities within greater urban areas around smaller dense centres where local amenities can largely be reached by walking or cycling. This demands that before transport infrastructure is considered, land use planning should aim to minimise spatial distances and travel times. Transport infrastructure can then be optimised with the implementation of cost effective and viable solutions that also create urban liveability, which is a proven driver of economic development.

Providing a mix of modal choices and multiple price points that prioritise walking, cycling and public transport over car usage allows residents to choose the most convenient travel option with the highest sustainability benefits and the lowest cost to taxpayers.

In addition, new Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) can help cities make travel safer and more convenient. For instance, ITS can inform travellers immediately when disturbances occur and offer new options for their trip.

Complete transport service offering

Ramboll employs a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to mobility by bringing together strategic guidance, transport planning, and advanced technical design services. This approach includes open and inclusive processes to ensure that the needs of all stakeholders are considered. Advanced knowledge and application of ITS enables city transport systems that are green, safe, efficient and cost effective.

Ramboll’s proven track record includes the planning of Scandinavia’s largest urban development project at the Nordhavn district of Copenhagen. The area has been designed as a “5 minute city” making it possible to reach shops, institutions, work places, cultural facilities and public transport within 5 minutes’ walk from any point in the district.

And for the redevelopment of the former Jätkäsaari shipping harbour in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, Ramboll’s planning solution for critical transport infrastructure includes walkable streets, excellent bicycle facilities connecting to the city centre, as well as direct connections to bus, tram, and metro systems.

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Jätkäsaari infrastructure and environmental planning

Having served as Helsinki's cargo port for almost 100 years, Jätkäsaari will be transformed into an attractive urban residential area by 2025. The Jätkäsaari construction project consists of various commissions, which Ramboll is planning in connection with numerous client and cooperative partners.

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Nordhavnen - international role model for sustainable urban development

With its unique positioning and an area covering the size of 625 football grounds, Nordhavnen (or Nordhavn) in Copenhagen, Denmark, is Scandinavia's largest and most ambitious city development project for the time being. The overriding vision for Nordhavnen is to become the sustainable city of the future.

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Super Bike Paths increase capacity and flow

In Copenhagen, one of the world’s leading cities for cycling, congestion is not confined to the road system. A range of new Super Bike Path solutions includes green waves, fast lanes and virtual traffic islands to increase capacity and flow on bike paths.

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