Stockholm

Sweden
Mayor Karin Wanngård, Elected 2014

Case Studies

Stockholm Royal Seaport

January 17, 2015 Stockholm

The Stockholm Royal Seaport (SRS) project is transforming the old industrial port area into a modern city environment for both residents and businesses, setting the standard for creating a fossil-fuel free Stockholm. The project will improve the city’s sustainability by providing 12,000 apartments and 35,000 work places, which will be combined with space for recreation, thereby creating a dynamic and vibrant living and working space.

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In August 2007, Stockholm will become the second European city after London to introduce a congestion charge. Sweden’s new Alliance government made the decision following a successful seven-month trial in 2006, which reduced CO2 emissions by 14% or 25,000 tons annually, and traffic by 22% or 100,000 passengers/per day. Revenue raised from the reintroduced congestion charge should partly fund a new bypass road, 'Förbifart Stockholm', and inner city traffic improvements.

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Stockholm has the highest percentage of clean vehicles in Europe. Not only are its City fleets well on the way to being 100% clean by 2010, but thanks to City and federal incentives the citizens of Stockholm are also going green at a fast rate, with 30,000 vehicles or 5% of all vehicles now either hybrid or using biofuels.
By removing market barriers, the City has helped create a boom in the sales of ethanol, hybrid and biogas cars. The City’s commitment to expanding the use of biofuels has had profound effect on CO2 emissions – for example, the use of E5 has reduced more than 100,000 tons CO2 annually.

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