Pilot project to test hard-shoulder driving

Commuters between Copenhagen and the outlying town of Hillerød will be permitted to use the hard shoulder as a travel lane during rush hour starting this December, Vejdirektoratet, the national road agency, has announced. Hard-shoulder driving has already been implemented in several other countries where it has proved to be an effective way to reduce congestion. Denmark’s trial will run until 2017 and if successful hard-shoulder driving will be expanded to other stretches of road.