• Chris Kevin Lukas
  • Laura Marie Krogh
  • Kasper Ransborg
4. semester, By-, Energi- og Miljøplanlægning, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
Mobility planning has often favored the car, which has not been without consequences. Particularly large cities are combating car-related challenges, including congestion, extensive land use, and pollution. One of the tools used to minimize future car use is mobility hubs which facilitate multimodality and reduce the need for cars. Though mobility hubs’ general success and usage vary, some actors prioritize mobility hubs highly in their mobility planning, including the Danish municipality of Aalborg. While it is well known that people’s mobility is highly connected to their everyday life, everyday life’s connection to the use of mobility hubs has been less explored. This thesis investigates the following research question:
How can an understanding of citizens’ everyday mobili- ties choices contribute to the planning of mobility hubs in Aalborg Municipality?
This research investigates how citizens’ everyday life is considered in Aalborg Municipality’s mobility planning and how citizens’ everyday life affects their use and non-use of Svenstrup’s mobility hub in Aalborg Municipality. The investigation of the use and non-use of Svenstrup’s mobility hub is conducted through a developed theoretical concept of everyday motility, which is based on an understanding of everyday mobility and Kaufmann’s (2003) concept of motility. This research finds that citizens’ life highly affects their use and non-use of mobility hubs, and it is crucial to incorporate an everyday life perspective in mobility hub planning. Based on the analysis, this research concludes that Aalborg Municipality’s mobility hub planning must include place-related features, ensure flexibility in the car alternatives, revise the role of the car, and must ensure a local sense of ownership and anchoring. Lastly, for mobility hubs to promote sustainable mobility habits, it is crucial that incentive structures are used to push people toward more sustainable mobility practices.
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2023
Antal sider72
Ekstern samarbejdspartnerAalborg Kommune
no name vbn@aub.aau.dk
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