This project aims to explore the meanings and experiences of everyday life mobilities caused by a high capacity bike system. Nørrebrogade (Copenhagen) is a busy transit street connecting the center of Copenhagen with pretty much everywhere else of the greater Copenhagen area. In this regard, the bike lanes has been extended during the last decade in order to facilitate a high capacity of bikes. Nørrebrogade is also part of the regional bike transit system called ‘super bike lane’ (Supercykelsti) network, which intended goal is to secure safe and easy transit options for commuters on bike. Officials from the super bike lane organization ‘Sekretariat for Supercykelstier ’states that they expect an increasing number of 8-61% commuters on bike. Nørrebrogade is also situated through the densely inhabited neighborhood Nørrebro, with its 80.572 inhabitants making it the most densely populated area of Copenhagen . In this matter, Nørrebrogade is both facilitating mass transit for commuters but is also facilitating all aspects of everyday life among Nørrebro inhabitants.
Our problem statement was:
Which experiences of everyday life mobility is created by the bike infrastructure of Nørrebrogade? And how can these experiences contribute to an understanding of everyday cyclist’s future demands for bike infrastructure?
By exploring how everyday life is experienced through the life of Nørrebro inhabitants and how it is experienced through the eyes of planners, this project identifies discrepancies between the two perspectives. The analysis is based on qualitative research and theoretical framework, which has pointed out different stories and truisms within the everyday life - and the planner perspective. No definite truths have been identified but rather different ways of perceiving the world have come to our understanding. These understandings are entangled within the notions of safety, materiality, diversity, freedom, community and maintenance of individuals identity through everyday life mobility. Though stories and truisms of inhabitants- and planners perspectives, we have explored different perspectives on Nørrebrogade as a scene for mass transit and a scene for everyday life mobilities. Eventually our research has expressed different everyday life wishes for the future development of Nørrebrogade in regards to individual’s everyday life mobilities.
|Uddannelser||Plan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||2 jan. 2019|
|Vejledere||Nina Moesby Bennetsen|