Street Lab is a laboratory in the city centre where we can test new solutions under real urban conditions. The objective is to test the solutions for their potential and limitations, so we can assess what can be scaled to larger areas of the city. Therefore, Street Lab is a vital source of knowledge about the solutions that work, thus making it possible for us to be one step ahead of city operations and services for Copenhageners.
Since Copenhagen Municipality established the Street Lab test area in 2016, we have tested solutions in areas such as smart parking, care of urban nature, waste management and measurement of air quality. The area stretches from Rådhuspladsen to Christians Brygge and includes two main roads with very different profiles: HC Andersens Boulevard, Denmark's busiest road with more than 60,000 motorists a day, and Vestervoldgade, which has been traffic-calmed and has trees in the street, open spaces and wide pavements that give pedestrians priority.
Street Lab was developed in a public-private partnership between Cisco, TDC, Citelum and Copenhagen Solutions Lab.