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1 CYKELN TAR ÖVER GATAN NØRREBROGADE IN COPENHAGEN FROM TRAFFICSTREET TO CYCLE/BUSSTREET

2 AGENDA Nørrebrogade before Green Wave V.1 The political vision Planning process Nørrebrogade today?

3 FACTS Length: 2 KM Location: linking inner and outer Copenhagen Neighbourhood: Residential buildings Approximately 300 stores Recreational areas

4 Pedestrian conditions BEFORE THE EXPERIMENT Between 3,500 and 12,500 a day Narrow sidewalks Displays crowding the sidewalks Few possibilities to stop and enjoy urban life 4 4

5 PEDESTRIAN CONDITIONS BEFORE THE EXPERIMENT Parked bicycles Waiting bus passengers Accessibility 5 5

6 BUS TRAFFIC BEFORE THE EXPERIMENT Bus line 5A arriving every 3 minutes Bus line 350S arriving every 6 minutes A daily total of 65,000 passengers 26,500 passengers travelling through Nørrebrogade daily Challenging to maintain bus punctuality 6 6

7 BUS TRAFFIC BEFORE THE EXPERIMENT Poor bus stop facilities Conflicts between cyclists and bus passengers 7 7

8 CYCLE TRAFFIC BEFORE THE EXPERIMENT 30,000 cyclists a day Heavily congested 8 8

9 CAR TRAFFIC BEFORE THE EXPERIMENT Daily total of 17,000 cars 40% of which simply pass through Transit road 9 9

10 GREEN WAVES V.1

11 GREEN WAVE ON NØRREBROGADE Green wave adjusted to a cyclist s speed of 20 km/h 6:30 am to 12 - green wave adjusted to cyclist towards city centre 12 to 6 pm - green wave adjusted to cyclist from city centre

12 Busstop Busstop Busstop

13 Busstop Busstop Busstop Busstop

14 LED VARIABLE SPEED Busstop Busstop Busstop Busstop

15 GREEN WAVE HIGH SPEED 1 5

16 POLITICAL VISION To improve the possibilities for urban life To improve the conditions for bicyclists To improve the conditions for busses To reduce car traffic by 40%

17 3 QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED How can we fulfill the vision? Can we achieve the reduction in car traffic and if so, what are the consequences? ences? Which expectations do the users of Nørrebrogade have for its use and design?

18 CAN WE ACHIEVE THE REDUCTION IN CAR TRAFFIC? AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? Traffic trial October January 2009 Temporary steps sections of road dedicated to busses bus stop facilities widened sidewalks widened cycle tracks 1 8

19 CAN WE ACHIEVE THE REDUCTION IN CAR TRAFFIC AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? Assessment - Traffic trial project 1 Average car reduction of 50% Noise reduction of 1½ - 3½ db Fewer conflicts between pedestrians and bicycles A total decrease of 100,000 passenger hours spent in busses 67% of citizens in favor of the experiment becoming permanent 65% of shop owners against the experiment becoming permanent

20 CAN WE ACHIEVE THE REDUCTION IN CAR TRAFFIC AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES? Political decision - December 08 Continuation of the traffic experiment Maintain the reduction in car traffic A widened focus on dialogue with local stakeholders Focus on improving urban life

21 WHICH EXPECTATIONS DO THE USERS OF NØRREBROGADE HAVE REGARDING USE AND DESIGN? Traffic trial project 2 - Focus on urban life Clarification of public opinion Public meetings Meetings with organized stakeholders 221 1

22 WHICH EXPECTATIONS DO THE USERS OF NØRREBROGADE HAVE REGARDING USE AND DESIGN? During the dialogues citizens focused on: Wider sidewalks with room for café tables etc Increase in urban life More benches and tables More greenery in the street Improving street lighting Wider cycle tracks Less traffic Reduce speed limit to 40 km/h

23 WHICH EXPECTATIONS DO THE USERS OF NØRREBROGADE HAVE REGARDING USE AND DESIGH? Political decision - April 09 Add more benches Add more greenery Reduce speed limit Improve street lighting

24 NØRREBROGADE DURING THE TRAFFIC TRIAL PROJECT - SUMMER 09 Widened pavements with more room for pedestrians 224 4

25 NØRREBROGADE DURING THE TRAFFIC TRIAL PROJECT - SUMMER 09 Better opportunities for urban life 225 5

26 NØRREBROGADE DURING THE TRAFFIC TRIAL PROJECT - SUMMER 09 Improved recreational areas 226 6

27 NØRREBROGADE DURING THE TRAFFIC TRIAL PROJECT - SUMMER 09 Improved bus transit facilities and improved traffic conditions for busses 227 7

28 NØRREBROGADE DURING THE TRAFFIC TRIAL PROJECT - SUMMER 09 Improved conditions for cyclists 228 8

29 ASSESSMENT - CARS Assessments - Traffic experiment 2 NØRREBROGADE Queen Louise s bridge cars before after (sep am - 7pm) fall fall in % 6am - 6pm

30 ASSESSMENT - PEDESTRIANS Assessments - Traffic experiment

31 ASSESSMENT - CYCLISTS cyclists before after (sep. 2009, all day) rise rise in % all day

32 REDUCTION OF CARBON 10% decrease in car traffic covering the total area of Nørrebro 15% increase in bicyclists = TONS DECREASE IN CARBON PER YEAR

33

34 THE FUTURE THE VISION 334 4

35 NØRREBROGADE TODAY From trial to real life

36 CONSTRUCTION WORK Construction in progress, fase 1

37 NØRREBROGADE TODAY 337 7

38 NØRREBROGADE TODAY 338 8

39 NØRREBROGADE TODAY 339 9

40 SUMMARY Nørrebrogade before Green Wave V.1 The political vision Planning process Nørrebrogade today?

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