With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611
Reykjavík, carbon neutral city by 2040
Transport is the main source of greenhouse gas emissions and is the largest challenge for the city. In the city‘s Municipal Plan 2010-2030, the goal is to change travel modes so that public transport usage rises from 4% to 12% and the ratio of pedestrians and cyclists rises from 19% to over 30% in 2030.
Reykjavík‘s goal is to increase the use of bicycles and buses as primary means of transport and to ensure that people have the chance of commuting to work on foot. With electric cars becoming more common, Reykjavík will increase the availability of charging stations. These goals are intrinsically linked to urban densification which also produces opportunities for a more efficient public transport system through the use of either light railways or a bus rapid transit system.
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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.
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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months