Routes Splitting Urban Areas
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Since automobiles are detachable elements of contemporary urban life, studying the interactions imposed by them to urban forms is helpful to develop urban areas. The isolated neighborhoods locating along highways are the common picture that easily can be found in most of developed cities. The more advanced traffic networks a city possesses the more detached neighborhoods can be detected in it. The main question trying to be answered in this study is how to reattach these separated areas together and how to create a peaceful coexistence between highways and their neighborhoods. In order to find an answer, a municipality named Upplands Väsby (in the north of Stockholm) has been studied and analyzed. This real sample with internal connectivity problems was supposed to provide a ground to analyze the outcome of proposed interventions. This process resulted in obtaining a general policy in approaching this issue and some flexible interventions proper for this specific site of study. Finally, the study implies on the possibility of reattaching isolated area over high-speed roads. It also brought up some suggestions for improvement of mobile passenger’s perception of the road and surrounding areas while facilitating the pedestrian’s movement through the site.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 72 p.
SoM EX, 2011-43
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-47855OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-47855DiVA: diva2:456464
Subject / course
Degree of Master
2011-10-28, Seminar room at Drottning Kristinas väg 30, floor 2., Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
Bergman, Bosse, Ph Dr
Engström, Engström, Professor, gäst