Traffic and transport in the STRING region

 

Graf 3.2 - Traffic and transport

 

 

Graf 3.3 - Traffic and transport

 

 

 

The two major bridges, the Öresund Bridge and the Storebælt Bridge, together with the land border between Denmark and Germany, are the region's most important traffic corridors.

 

Graf 3.4 - Traffic and transport

 

The number of vehicles between Denmark, Germany and Sweden has increased over the past 20 years. Especially the Rødby- Puttgarden link has experienced an increase in traffic since year 2000.

 

Graf 3.5 - Traffic and transport

 

International air traffic is a sign of the potential accessibility of people and high value freight to an area. Copenhagen Airport and Hamburg Airport are the two big airports in the STRING area with respectively 23 million and 14 million passengers. A major part of the passengers at Copenhagen Airport are at international flights.

 

Graf 3.7 - Traffic and transport

 

International air traffic demonstrates a city's potential accessibility regardless of whether the traffic is destined for the city itself or is transit traffic. Copenhagen Airport is a key center with an extensive European network and flight connections to cities in all four continents.

 

Graf 3.8 - Traffic and Transport

 

International air traffic demonstrates a city's potential accessibility regardless of whether the traffic is destined for the city itself or is transit traffic. Hamburg Airport has few international routes and a modest European network.

 

Graf 3.13 - Traffic and transport

 

The northern part of Germany is dominant regarding freight turnover at harbours. Port of Hamburg is the largest harbor in the STRING area and has experienced a remarkable growth of 20 procent in freight turnover in the period of 2002 to 2010.

 

Graf 3.14 - Traffic and transport

 

Although air freight accounts for a very small part of overall freight transport, measured in volume, the value of such freight is generally very high. Compared to international hubs such as London and Paris, the freight turnover at airports in the STRING area is low