CERO - Fabege

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CERO

Arenastaden has high ambitions when it comes to sustainability. The aim is to create an attractive and long-term sustainable district that people enjoy spending time in. A district that doesn’t borrow resources from future generations.

Creating a more sustainable district isn’t just about constructing environmentally certified and energy-efficient buildings. Many key initiatives happen in the transport sector as well. We’ve been working for several years according to the CERO method, to develop sustainable travel to and from Arenastaden. CERO helps us analyse travel habits in Arenastaden and continue to develop public transport and services in the area that reduce our carbon footprint.

In June 2019, we carried out an extensive travel habits survey among the roughly 22,000 employees for whom Arenastaden is a workplace.

Over 70% travel sustainably to and from Arenastaden

The results of the survey provide an analysis of the current situation, which will later form the basis of the action plan that will be drawn up to make commuter and business journeys to and from the area more efficient.

A few facts and areas for improvement from the survey results:

  • 52% of employees use public transport to get to and from their workplaces in Arenastaden.
  • 20% cycle or walk.

Despite this, there is still the potential to encourage more people to cycle and walk to work. For those who travel by car to work five days a week, 27% have a journey of less than 10 km to their place of work. A comprehensive dialogue between companies, Fabege and Solna Municipality regarding existing access to bike storage areas, changing rooms and bicycle connections would probably have a positive impact on cycling to the area.

  • Of those who drive their car to the area, 11% use an electric car or chargeable hybrid.
  • 47% of those who commute by car five days a week would consider leaving the car at home if improvements were made to public transport.

This suggests that there is likely to be a major increase in public transport passengers when the new underground connection in Arenastaden is completed, which is expected to happen in 2026.

  • The most significant reason for people opting to take the car, electric bike or motorbike to work is to save time.

For intercity train passengers and those using public transport, access to the means of transport is the most important factor. Convenience is the most important factor for people who walk, while cyclists mostly do so for health reasons.

For intercity train passengers and those using public transport, access to the means of transport is the most important factor. Convenience is the most important factor for people who walk, while cyclists mostly do so for health reasons.

  • 68% of employees think their employer should make an effort to reduce emissions from their commute to work.

Next step

Fabege now intends to work with companies in Arenastaden to come up with an action plan that reflects global climate goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions by half by the year 2030.

This work will be carried out in close cooperation with the municipality, SL (Stockholm Public Transport) and transport operator MTR to achieve the best possible impact. Examples of planned measures include:

  • continued expansion of charging points for electric vehicles,
  • improved cycle paths, public transport connections,
  • flexible working methods and
  • increased range of sharing services for cars, electric mopeds and electric bikes.

CERO

CERO (Climate and Economic Research in Organizations) is a concept developed to help organisations find financially sustainable strategies for achieving established climate targets for business travel.

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Press release

Read more about how we work with CERO in our press release.

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Do you have a question?

Mia Häggström
Head of Sustainability
+46 8-555 148 54
Mia.Haggstrom@fabege.se
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Changed 26 November 2019

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