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Bike-and-ride in a suburban environment: An analysis of methods to increase bike-and-ride in Knivsta
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Bike-and-ride i ett förortsmiljö : En analys av metoder för att öka bike-and-ride i Knivsta (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

When striving to develop towards sustainability, reducing private car use is a crucial factor. The most convenient alternative is to replace the private car with public transport. Fast public transport types, such as trains, have large catchment areas, thus walking to the station can be time consuming and increases door-to-door travel time compared with the private car. An alternative to this is bike-and-ride, i.e. cycling to the transit station and continuing with public transport. This study aims to find ways to increase public transport use, focusing on cycling between the home and the transit station. This is done through a literature study and a case study in Knivsta, a suburban area of Stockholm connected to the city center through commuter trains. Improvements in the current bike-and-ride infrastructure in Knivsta are suggested, using the principles of Transit Oriented Development and Theory of Planned Behavior as guidelines. The most important aspects of high bike-and-ride proportions is the provision of separate bicycle paths and plentiful high-quality bicycle parking at transit stations. The current situation in Knivsta is inadequate with few separate bicycle paths and the bicycle parking does not fulfil recommendations. Suggestions for improvements are proposed, with developing a regional bicycle highway network in addition to other bicycle paths throughout the town of Knivsta, in addition to increased and improved bicycle parking at Knivsta train station to fulfil the requirements of the future as Knivsta is expected to double in population towards 2030. The changes proposed to the bicycle infrastructure in Knivsta have potential to increase public transport use, decreasing private car and park-and-ride use. Due to the bicycle network being convenient and accessible for virtually everyone, the municipality will develop towards environmental, economic, and social sustainability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Series
TRITA-ABE-MBT ; 19445
Keywords [en]
Bike-and-ride, sustainability, Knivsta, bicycle path, bicycle parking
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-254759OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-254759DiVA, id: diva2:1335171
External cooperation
Iterio AB - Sofie Malm
Subject / course
Urban and Regional Planning
Educational program
Degree of Master - Sustainable Urban Planning and Design
Presentation
2019-06-03, 00:00 (English)
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Available from: 2019-07-04 Created: 2019-07-04 Last updated: 2019-07-04Bibliographically approved

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