The concept of reducing traffic noise by constructing a tunnel covering the highway is not new; however, the technology for constructing it by utilising more sustainable methods and materials is still lacking in many aspects.In Farsta, a six-lane motorway divides the various local green structures such as allotments and housing areas. In order to strengthen the conditions for sustainable local outdoor life, pollution reduction, and increased leisure possibilities, Anti-bullertunneln was initiated by Jens Johansson from U&WE, a consultancy firm specialising in collaboration projects and partnerships for sustainability.

Good Practices & solutions

Jens’s idea is to construct a tunnel covering the Nynäsvägen highway using new technology and new materials enabling a time and resource-efficient construction process. It is important to note, from a co-creation perspective, that the process has been driven by one individual gathering relevant expertise to experiment with a pre-decided issue using a pre-decided technology field. Nevertheless, the cross-sectorial process allows for new knowledge to take shape as actors are brought together in discussions.

Outcome & opportunities

The tunnel project was granted funding for phase 1, but rejected for phase 2.

Related SDGs
  • 3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination
  • 11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
  • 11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
Further reading

U&WE Anti-bullertunnel


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