We set out to investigate the cycling culture in Copenhagen, which is experiencing problems coping with the increasing numbers of cyclists. The material and structural conditions that the cyclists use every day needs constant reassessing and renovation, in order to match the needs of the growing numbers of cyclists. This is necessary if Copenhagen wish to consolidate its reputation as one of the World’s best cities for cyclists. We focused our attention on improving the cycling conditions at Søtorvet, one of the most crowded traffic intersections in the city, by developing structural and material redesigns. In order to do this we incorporated nudge and design theory into our project and supplemented this with our own observations at the traffic intersection. Combining these approaches, we were able to decide which problems needed improvement the most. We learned that saving time is what mainly motivates cyclists to ignore the law, and that improving the material and structural conditions in order to create a better traffic flow is the best way to make cyclists and pedestrians feel safer. To take the project further, we sent our design to the Copenhagen Municipality in order to receive feedback.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||20 dec. 2012|