LESSONS FROM COPENHAGEN

The experience of Copenhagen of introducing pedestrianisation to parts of the city is outlined. Shopkeepers, the police and the City Engineer were among those opposing the original scheme for pedestrianising Stroget in 1962. The great success of the scheme however led to its extension to other areas of the city. A comprehensive analysis was then carried out of pedestrian and traffic movements in the city. Details are given of the number of residents and the demand for parking in 1970 and 1980. The effects on the city centre are discussed. These have included a reduction in noise and pollution and an increase in the number of shops and their turnover. More recent problems of overcrowding and lack of cleanliness are noted and connected with the level of unemployment. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877084.

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    Gower Publishing

    Brookfield, VT  United States 
  • Authors:
    • LEMBERG, K
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00723023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-566-05794-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM