This thesis deals with safety on the bike paths in Copenhagen, and addresses the mechanisms that affect cyclists’ perceived safety. The report examines safety in relation to the individual cyclist as a subject, the relationship between cyclists and finally the socio material conditions that influence the daily bike ride embedded in the everyday life of many people living in Copenhagen. With a group of informants we explore the field of safety through three methodological steps. An initial focus group interview provides a wider understanding of the mechanisms that affect perceived safety among cyclists. Individual interviews provide a more in-depth knowledge of these mechanisms and how they affect the cyclist as an individual. The two methods combined form the basis for an analysis that emphasize how rules/ norms, (mis)trust, communication and regulation affects the feeling of safety among cyclists. In a perspectivating workshop the conclusions from the analysis on safety are put into play, when the informants translate the new knowledge into concrete solutions to a safer bike path in a planning perspective.
|Uddannelser||Plan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||15 nov. 2013|
- Bicycle urban planning
- Bicycle safetyness