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Cykelparkeringsplatser: Grundläggande principer för planering, lokalisering och utformning
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Transport planning, economics and engineering.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This bachelor thesis is about illustrating the fundamental principles for planning, locating

and designing bicycle parking spaces. The study aims to give an understanding of the

need and demand for bicycle parking spaces today, as well as to determine how these can

be met according to different theories. The study also aims to investigate the issue with

incorrectly parked bicycles, which occurs frequently in the cityscape and therefore creates

an obstacle in street spaces.

An observational study on the new bicycle lots along Götgatan was conducted in order

to analyze how the theories of bicycle parking spaces are applied in practice. Cyclists

were then interviewed in order to obtain a deeper understanding of the cyclists’ revealed

preferences. A quantitative survey was also conducted to measure the popularity of the

bicycle stands among the cyclists.

The study clearly shows that the most fundamental principles, of the various theories, of

suitable bicycle parking spaces are as follows: Planning areas intended for bicycle parking

spaces at an early stage, locating the bicycle parking spaces as close to the target point as

possible, as well as designing the bicycle parking spaces according to peoples needs. Well

thought out planning, correct placement, and carefully estimated needs are key concepts

in the establishment of attractive and frequently used bicycle parking spaces.

The observational study revealed that there were few cyclists who chose to park their

bicycles in the new bicycle lots on Götgatan. The interviews provided an explanation for

why cyclists do not choose the new bicycle lots as their parking option. It was shown

that this is due to unnecessary long walk to their target points as well as a potential safety

risk in regards to crossing the bicycle lane in order to reach pedestrian sidewalk.

Proximity to the target point and avoidance of crossing the bicycle lane are among the

most fundamental principles that are illustrated by the theories and are also the most

applied in practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 30 p.
TSC-BT, 15-007
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-170547OAI: diva2:838894
Available from: 2015-07-01 Created: 2015-07-01

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