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Vinge – city of the future

When completed, Vinge will have 20.000 inhabitants and an integrated smart lighting system that supports both people’s sense of safety and the nature surrounding it.

The building of Vinge completes Copenhagen’s grand ‘5-finger plan’, and will allow its inhabitants to live in a diverse and sustainable city that not only is surrounded by nature but has the green scenery brought into the city itself. With the construction of a new commuter train station next to it, even Copenhagen itself will be a short ride away.

The first part of the city’s lighting solution is the testing of a smart bicycle path, along the road between St. Rørbæk and the planned train station. 20 street lights have been installed along the route, all with built-in sensors that can collect data from the traffic, while also being able to intelligently turn up the light intensity when it detects a cyclist ahead.

“The smart technology behind the solution allows the combination of considerations. Pedestrians should have the possibility to use the path without getting distracted by glare from the luminaires, while fast moving cyclists should be able to feel secure. And of course we’ll also benefit from a vast energy saving from the new LED-lights”, comments Kim Luu, Project manager at the municipality of Frederikssund.

Read more about the project here.

The twilight zone

The smart bicycle path, seen from St. Rørbæk, at twilight. The energy saving luminaires have been installed by Philips.

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