Gothersgade is Copenhagen’s worst street for parking fines.
In 2021, 2,743 of the capital’s 277,558 parking fines were issued on the street that runs from Søerne to Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen Municipality figures show.
Higher numbers in 2022
This year, the total number is expected to be even greater – both for Copenhagen and Gothersgade, which have already totaled 3,056 fines.
Completing the list of the ten worst fined streets were: Flæsketorvet in Kødbyen (2,925, up from 1,706 in 2021), Bådsmandsstræde, Strandgade, Øster Allé, Frederik V’s Vej, Juliane Maries Vej, Nyropsgade, Blegdamsvej and Østerbrogade.
Newted! Postponement for Amager joint protesters, as the court stops the construction
Friends of Amager Fælleds Venner (AFV), the protest group that opposes extensive construction work on the huge community, has been handed an early Christmas present: a halt to all work for the foreseeable future on the Vejlands Kvarter plot. AFV has previously demonstrated how the construction of the 219,000 sq m housing project, which will provide the city with 2,000 new homes, is invading the home of the great newt, an endangered species protected by an EU directive. Copenhagen City Council has therefore announced a postponement, as AFV has won AFV in the long-running battle with the Environment and Food Complaints Board at Copenhagen Municipality. Construction has already begun after the municipality claimed it had the authority to go ahead – many media reports at the time made no mention of salamanders despite its undeniable presence and status.
The pilot scheme could enable the public to carry out their own PCR tests for COVID-19
The Statens Serum Institut and the Capital Region are currently running an experimental scheme at the Valby Test Center, which gives the public the opportunity to PCR test themselves for COVID-19. A limited number of employees must be present. First, participants must register via the TCDK app. Then, at the self-inoculation station, they must follow the instructions and submit their sample. If successful, it can be rolled out to the entire country. Initially, 3,000 people must test themselves between 1 and 22 December.
Two young people indicted for killing a man in Frederikssund in March
A case has started in Hillerød Court, where two 18-year-olds stand accused of having caused the death of a 52-year-old man in March. Kim Hansen, who is a plumber, was assaulted on AC Hansensvej in Frederikssund around 6 o’clock on Monday 7 March. It is believed that he witnessed the pair commit a crime. According to Ekstra Bladet, he was in the process of calling the police to report the young people when they assaulted him. Hansen was on his way home after watching his club FC Copenhagen beat Randers the day before.
Air pollution levels rise above the EU border as a result of cold, windless days
An air pollution level of 25.4 micrograms of fine particles per cubic meters have been registered in Copenhagen in the past fortnight, exceeding the EU limit of 25. Cold temperatures and lack of wind are to blame. “Air pollution can affect people with chronic diseases, asthmatics or people with cardiovascular diseases, so we must be aware,” warned Zorana Jovanovic Andersen, professor of public health at the University of Copenhagen, to TV2. “But if you are otherwise healthy and fit, you should not be so worried. People can live as they usually do.” It is estimated that 440 Copenhageners die prematurely each year due to air pollution.
Frederiksberg not a parking lot for Copenhageners, enclave complains
Councilors in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg municipalities are increasingly at odds with parking. Due to the escalation of restrictions initiated by City Hall in recent years, Copenhageners are increasingly using Frederiksberg as their parking space – and now a new housing development on Nuuks Plads close to the municipal border, which has caused 12 parking spaces in the area to close. , further exacerbating the problem. “We fear that the big problem we already have with Copenhageners parking their cars on Frederiksberg will only get bigger, create additional parking pressure and make it more difficult for Frederiksberg’s citizens to park near their homes,” says conservative councilor Nikolaj Bøgh to TV2.
New Nordhavn car park opens tomorrow with free sweets
Tomorrow, December 15, a new six-storey car park will open in the Nordhavn district on the corner of Sundkrogsgade and Orient Kaj. With space for 430 parking spaces – which is considered crucial as the district continues to grow, with the rapid development of former industrial centers into residential areas – Orient Plads has a strong green profile. It is built from environmentally friendly materials and has ten charging points for electric cars and gets its energy from solar cells on the roof. Its promoter By & Havn invites the public to the opening tomorrow, at 08:00-10:00 and 15:00-17:00, to learn more about the car park and enjoy snacks “for those with a sweet tooth”.
London the best destination for passengers at Copenhagen Airport
December 18 will be the busiest Christmas travel day at Copenhagen Airport, where 70,000 are expected to pass through. Around 1.7 million passengers passed through in November, with London being the most popular destination. The airport offers 17 daily departures to Gatwick, Heathrow and Standstead, and handles 140,000 travelers per month on e.g. Norwegian, Ryanair, easyJet, SAS and British Airways. Among the other popular destinations are Istanbul and Malaga. Over 20 million passengers have passed through the airport this year.
Elephant sick with herpes at the zoo may be the second to die from the virus this year
Herpes has again been detected among the elephant population at Copenhagen Zoo. Back in August, the male elephant Plaisak lost his life from the virus, and now Mun, a young one, is receiving treatment. Cubs are most vulnerable to herpes – especially the EEHV strain, which has been responsible for killing a great many elephants in zoos before they reach maturity.
Source: The Nordic Page