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Design för snabbcykelvägar: Ett designkoncept för snabbcykelvägar i Stockholmsregionen
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Design for fast cycling routes : A design concept for fast cycling routes in the region of Stockholm (English)
Abstract [en]

From 2010 to 2014, regional and state organizations in the region of Stockholm have developed an EU-finnanced project named SATSA II - regional cykelstrategi (regional bicycling strategy). The strategy aims to increase the number of citizens commuting by bicycle in the region and develop a new intermunicipal infrastructure for fast bicycling. By providing a network of fast cycling routes on a regional scale, called “snabbcykelvägar”, the strategy promotes a shift towards more sustainable transport for the citizens of Stockholm county. The new regional network of bicycle routes have strategically been placed to pass by local centres, transport nodes, larger working areas and universities.

The purpose of this master thesis is to develop a design concept for fast cycling routes (snabbcyelvägar) in the region of Stockholm. The design concept have been developed through the vision of the ‘good bicycling experience’. To define what it is that provides a ‘good bicycling experience’, physical, environmental and spatial aspects have been studied through empirical research and through relevant theories found in the research field of environemnetal psycology and semiotics. The aspects that provides a ‘good bicycling environment’ has been structured into three criterias. The criterias are: safety, continuity and likeability (attractivity). The three criterias has further been transformed in to designprincipals which are presented in a toolbox. The toolbox is the result of the study and can be used by planners and architects to design a regional network of cycling routes that provides a good expereince for the present and future bicycle commuters in the region of Stockholm (see Toolbox 2, p. 65).

Abstract [sv]

Snabbcykelvägar är benämningen för de regionala cykelstråk som från 2014planeras skapa ett regionalt nätverk för snabb transport på cykel i Stockholmslän med fokus på pendlingscyklister. Detta examensarbete syfte och mål är attutveckla ett designkoncept för snabbcykelvägar i Stockholms län.Visionen om ‘den goda cykelupplevelsen’ har legat till grund för att utveckladesignkonceptet. Forskningsteorier inom miljöpsykologi och semiotik hartillsammans med empiriska studier resulterat i ett antal kriterier som kan antasskapa en ‘god cykelupplevelse’. Kriterierna är trygghet, kontinuitet och attraktivitet.Från kriterierna har sedan ett antal design- och gestaltningsprinciperutvecklats som delats in i följande kategorier: Form, Utsikt, Upplevelseoch Ordning. De fyra kategorierna med dess design- och gestaltningsprinciperhar sammanställts i en “toolbox” (verktygslåda) som kan användas avplanerare och arktiekter för gestaltning och utbyggnad av regionala snabbcykelvägarnaoch utgör resultatet för studien (se Toolbox 2, sida 65).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 79 p.
Keyword [en]
Fast cycling routes, bicycle commute, design, likeable, continuity, safety and experience
Keyword [sv]
snabbcykelstråk, cykelpendling, design, attraktivitet, kontinuitet, trygghet och upplevelse
National Category
Social Sciences Design
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185235OAI: diva2:921321
Subject / course
Urban Planning and Design
Educational program
Degree of Master - Sustainable Urban Planning and Design
2016-02-04, room (4055) at the department, 1st floor L-building, Drottning Kristinas Väg 30, Stockholm, 13:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-14 Last updated: 2016-04-28Bibliographically approved

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