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ABOUT AMAGER VEST

Amager Vest, a district in Copenhagen situated southwest of the city center on Amager Island, encompasses diverse neighborhoods, including historic working-class areas, social housing, and larger family homes. Over the past two decades, rapid expansion, including the development of two new brownfield developments Ørestad and Nokken, has brought in 25,000 new residents, 25,000 university students and faculty, and 25,000 professionals to new headquarters in Ørestad.

This growth has strained existing infrastructure, particularly in mobility, despite the addition of new metro lines and regional train stations. Amager also faces challenges serving as a bridge between major road networks and new developments, such as Lynetteholm, an island being constructed from landfill. This has led to congestion and concerns for residents’ safety.

Responding to community pressure, the City of Copenhagen, in its 2024 budget, has committed to implementing “Local Traffic Plans” with public input. The GREENGAGE project aims to assist the Amager Vest Local Council in engaging citizens and collecting data to develop innovative solutions to the area’s traffic congestion.

AMAGER VEST’s OBSERVATORY

  • Reduce CO2 emissions by increasing infrastructure for active travel modes
  • Increase road safety and reduce excessive speed, and
  • Limit heavy truck through-traffic in residential areas