Guldborgsund Municipality is the southernmost municipality in Denmark and has a population of 61.000 inhabitants. It is a typical rural municipality with most of its 903 square kilometers covered by very fertile fields, forests and meadows. Nykøbing Falster is the main town with 20.000 inhabitants, whereas around 30.000 inhabitants live in small villages or in the open land.
Pilot area: Nykøbing Inner city with the train main station and the campus area for several educational institutions
Guldborgsund Municipality has chosen to work with two pilot areas (1) Nykøbing Inner City of approx. 1 km², which includes the train main station and (2) the campus area where three youth education institutions and one large primary school are located.
In the inner city there is a clear need for conversion to increased use of bicycles and local bus. The situation is similar for the campus area where it is necessary that more young students use bus or bicycles instead of own private cars and that more primary school pupils use school bus or bicycles instead of being transported by their parents.
In dialogue with citizens in Nykøbing and the educational institutions Guldborgsund Municipality is analyzing the specific needs in the two pilot areas and will develop solutions based on proposal and ideas from citizens. In this way we hope to develop more smooth, safe and less polluting city traffic. Guldborgsund Municipality staff also participates in international study tours, peer-reviews and project meetings to benefit from the international cooperation in cities.multimodal project.