Begegnungszonen – Experiences From Improving Pedestrian Conditions in Basel, Switzerland

Begegnungszone – erfaringer med tilrettelegging for gående fra Basel i Sveits

Walking as a means of transport is becoming increasingly relevant and important. Many cities are working to increase walking shares, and are seeking knowledge about, amongst others, measures and solutions that can contribute to achieving this. In this report the authors have gathered knowledge and experiences on begegnungszonen, a physical solution aimed at improving the collaboration between different users of public space (pedestrians, car drivers, etc.). Here, the authors' focus has been on how the solution can contribute to better conditions for pedestrians. The case has been Basel in Switzerland. The authors explore what begegnungszonen are, how they are implemented, and experiences so far. Furthermore, the authors have assessed a number of zones using a previously developed method to assess walkability. Begegnungszonen have several similarities to the Norwegian solution gatetun (‘courtyards’ or ‘living streets’). Experiences from Basel indicates that there might be room for a better use and exploitation of gatetun as a measure in Norway to promote walking and walkability.

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    • © 2020 Institute of Transport Economics/Transportøkonomisk Institutt. Report in Norwegian; summary in English.
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    Institute of Transport Economics (TOI)

    Gaustadalleen 21
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    Nordic Road Association

  • Authors:
    • Rynning, Maja Karoline
    • Knapskog, Marianne
  • Publication Date: 2020-6


  • Norwegian
  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Maps; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 34p
  • Serial:
    • TØI Report
    • Issue Number: 1767/2020
    • Publisher: Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics
    • ISSN: 0802-0175
    • EISSN: 2535-5104
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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  • Accession Number: 01746483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788248017073
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 4731 - BASELWALK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2020 9:49AM