The Royal Djurgården is Scandinavia’s top visitor destination, with great significance for everyone who lives and works in Stockholm, as well as for the entire Swedish hospitality industry. Protecting Royal Djurgården in the long term is a joint responsibility. On April 26 2022, the Royal Djurgården Society together with the Royal Djurgården Administration invited the traffic councilor in the city of Stockholm, Daniel Helldén, and the traffic regional councilor in Region Stockholm, Kristoffer Tamsons, to discuss a long-term traffic-smart Djurgården based on a very recent traffic investigation.
A long-term traffic-smart Djurgården on the agenda
The Royal Djurgården Society and the Royal Djurgården Administration presented a traffic investigation “Car- and fossil-free Djurgården, Analysis and proposals for traffic measures”. It is an investigation with concrete plans to ensure that Djurgården is accessible to everyone in the long term. It shows that investments in improved infrastructure, a new pedestrian and cycle bridge and more public transport are required, at the expense of cars.
Stockholm’s Traffic Council and Traffic Regional Council on site
To achieve this, cooperation is required and that the decision-makers in Stockholm act for traffic-smart solutions. The traffic councilor in the city of Stockholm, Daniel Helldén, and the traffic regional councilor in Region Stockholm, Kristoffer Tamsons, were invited to comment on the plans, as well as discuss how they can be realized. A first step – a traffic-smart week already in the first week of June was also presented.
The presentation of the Traffic Investigation as well as concrete plans, and subsequent comments and discussions with Daniel Helldén, traffic councilor (mp) and Kristoffer Tamsons, traffic regional councilor (m) were broadcast live and can now be seen afterwards (only in Swedish).
Royal Djurgården works together for sustainable infrastructure. (9.4)
The traffic investigation is part of the work for an improved traffic environment on Djurgården. With the objective fossil-free, Djurgården strives to reduce the city’s environmental impact. (11.2,6)
Royal Djurgården’s work for a fossil-free Djurgården promotes the climate through reduced CO2 emissions. (13.2)