A sustainable Jagtvej? Analysis and Recommendations

Jonathan Lejonhjärte Bunch-Nielsen, Nadia Benbella, Ruoyi Ravn Zhou Jessen & Yannick Cornet

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Jagtvej, like its Nørrebrogade predecessor, serves today multiple purposes and thus, fails to do any one of these purposes well. As a distribution road, it is considered an important link for both regional and intra-city car traffic. At the same time, its Nørrebro section is crossing a highly residential, shopping and leisure area. This report addressed three aspects: the air and noise pollution stemming from traffic and their health effects, the costs and benefits of such traffic from a society's welfare and sustainability perspective, and the various solutions at hand to solve the problem. Out of the numerous possible solutions applicable specifically to Jagtvej, the Nørrebrogade approach with its bus-only zone is studied in more detail, and is proposed by these authors as the main proposal for solving the Jagtvej sustainability challenge in the light of the coming metro. If implemented, based on previous experience and similar modelling studies, this solution would reduce traffic on Jagtvej by as much as 60% on average, and would not in fact increase traffic significantly on other roads. The report concludes with higher-level and strategic recommendations: 1) Establish a vision of sustainable mobility 2) Make sustainable mobility attractive 3) Internalize externalities 4) Use accessibility and livability as unique selling point to compete with other cities 5) Beware of rebound effects such as Jevon, Mogridge & Braess paradox 6) Reverse increasing car ownership trends 7) Implement revitalizing of Jagtvej timed with the new metro 8) Involve stakeholders at every step

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato13 jun. 2012
VejledereNiels Schrøder


  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Jagtvej
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Avoid-Shift-Improve