• Peter Ølgaard Nielsen
  • Oliver Martin Kaarslev
  • Oliver Friis Christensen
  • Liam Emil Hummelshøj Murphy
  • Ulrich Pless Sandland
The Copenhagen metro is in constant development for the past decade, and plans for another M5 line have recently been announced. In light of the metro gaining a consistently larger importance to the overall transport network of Copenhagen, the following project examines the metro network in relation to the impact it has to the neighbourhoods it serves in terms of demographics, property value, and nuisances that lead to complaints. Furthermore, analysis of the metros impact on the city as a whole are also performed regarding the potential time saved and increased mobility that the metro can offer, and the environmental impact the metro has in terms of CO2 emissions.
Through the process of case studies and processing available datasets surrounding demographics, sales data, received complaints, transport networks and traffic data, results show that there are slight demographic differences between districts in Copenhagen and a positive change in the property value of properties closest to the metro. Limitations in datasets present the challenge that the demographic changes cannot with certainty be attributed to the introduction of a nearby metro line, nor can an accurate percentage rise in the property values be assessed. Results further showed that potential complaints were thought to be anticipated and prevented by Metroselskabet I/S through several hearings and deals struck with properties in advance of the construction of a new metro line. However, unforeseen issues may still rise that lead to potential legal issues with affected residents. New metro lines are planned in such a way that they increase the mobility for all areas that pass by it, but previous transport planning shows that mobility isn’t necessarily always the main objective for a new metro line in Copenhagen. Metros are a huge improvement in CO2 emissions compared to private vehicles but are slightly less environmentally friendly compared to the buses in use. This may however change in the future as more passengers are using the metro while fewer use the bus lines. Overall, a slight positive impact can be seen on the CO2 emission per passenger since the first metro lines were in operation.
Publication date1 Jun 2023
Number of pages138
ID: 532568260