ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to gain knowledge about cyclists’ view on appropriate cycling behaviour in order to make a well-founded assessment on whether communication can be a helpful approach to improving appropriate cycling behaviour in Copenhagen. Therefore this study seeks to map out cycling behaviour in the city centre of Copenhagen. The methodological approach consists of a questionnaire, observations and a focus group interview. The theoretical foundation is based on Practice theory (Reckwitz 2002; Jensen 2011) and communication theory (Sepstrup 2007) including the Diffusions of Innovations Theory (Rogers 2003). Results show a tendency amongst cyclists that it is considered tolerable to be frustrated with other cyclists’ inappropriate behaviour. The frustration is mainly caused by other cyclists failing to inform each other while cycling. According to this study failing to signal before turning, stopping and overtaking is the most significant lack of information. Based on the results it seems that there are many ways of performing cycling in Copenhagen that can be described as many different social systems. The social systems are carried out by an agent-type. Every social system has different cycling norms attached and the systems are defined by their usage of various objects such as cycle helmets and bells. Lastly, the findings of this study indicate that using communication as a tool to improve the appropriate behaviour of cyclists in Copenhagen is a comprehensive task. Nevertheless, it can be done if the communication appears in the particular inappropriate situations on the cycle paths.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 maj 2016|