Interchange: Public Conjunction or Private Congestion?

Hans Mølgaard Olsen & Erik Gorrengourt

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project discusses the possibilities for interchange stations as vital parts in creating sustainable transport networks with increased mobility without extensive car use. The methodology of the project is critical realism. The discussion of interchange stations is divided into three parts. The first part analyses two major stations in the public transport network of Copenhagen with physical aspects and theories of integration, convergence and land use within station and network planning. The second part discusses theories of mobility by Francois Ascher and John Urry in oder to try to add a social perspective to the physical analysis of the two examples. The project goes further in to social aspects and underlying structures when discussing possibilities for taking lifestyles and decision-making into consideration for the planning of interchange stations and public transport networks. The project concludes that the interchange stations analysed are physically well planned. However feeder-lines are not planned in full accordance with the idea of integration and planning for seamless travel could be improved. Further on it concludes that the stations have an unused potential of integration into the surrounding areas and that modal integration, land use, lifestyles and decision-making must be taken into consideration when planning public transportation networks.

UddannelserGeografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 jan. 2009


  • copenhagen
  • public transport planning
  • public transport
  • Mobility
  • sustainability
  • interchange
  • network
  • lifestyle