Partner Details

Partner details

The research at Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, University of Copenhagen (KU) focuses on urban and regional planning and development, and on the associated political, socio-economic and cultural factors. Research areas include transportation and urban development; recreational behaviour and preferences; agent-based modelling (ABM); and spatial analysis. GIS, spatial simulation, spatial data management, spatial data accusation (including GPS) and digital cartography are core fields of expertise. The agent-based model KVINTUS (Skov-Petersen 2008) developed by the institute for the simulation of pedestrian and bicyclist’ behaviour is made available to the project. Forest & Landscape Denmark has coordinated  a number of national and international research projects, among which are : Centre for Strategic Urban Research (RealDania); PLUREL (EC, FP6); Vildt og Landskab (Wildlife and Landscape) (funded by the Danish Forest and Nature agency); and Friluftslivets effekter på naturen (Recreational effects on nature) (Danish outdoor council). Forest & Landscape will coordinate the project and contributes to all WPs. However, the main research efforts are within WP1 and WP3 where two PhD students will be assigned and accompanied by senior researchers and post-doctoral students.

The Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics (ISSCB), University of Southern Denmark (SDU). The research as well as teaching and knowledge transformation at ISSCB all take their point of departure in the studies of human movement, exercise science and the movement apparatus. The ISSCB research covers a range from humanistic and sociological perspectives on the relationship between movement, culture, health and society. In the field of exercise science, the ISSCB focus has been on the role of physical activity, fitness and exercise in a life course perspective – including interrelations with the urban environment. The main research efforts of SDU in the project are within WP2 where a Phd and a post doc will be employed.

 

Department of Architecture and Design (A&D), Aalborg University’s (AAU) research and teaching comprise architecture and design at an urban scale, performative urban architecture, development of urban landscapes, urban theory, and design methods, as well as methods of mapping and reading the urban landscape. AAU has experience with GPS based surveys of spatial behaviour since 2002 and currently participates in the COST action aiming to standardize methodology in the field (TU0804: Survey Harmonisation with New Technologies Improvement, SHANTI). Technology aquired and developed for the ongoing project ‘Diverse Urban Spaces’ (focusing on the spatial bahaviour of young people in Aalborg) will be made available for the project. The main research efforts related to the present project are within WP3 and WP4 where a post doc will be employed and GPS based survey of cyclists carried out.

 

The Traffic Research Group (TRG), Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University (AAU). The research performed by TRG reflects the role of transport in society. Road safety, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), cycling and evaluation studies are key research areas. TRG has a long tradition for studies in relation to cycling and modal split in urban transport systems, as reflected in e.g. the internationally acclaimed BikeBus’ter project. TRG will contribute to the ex-post studies in WP3 as well as to the overall conclusions and assessment in WP5.

The Department of Transport & Planning, Delft University of Technology (TUDelft)provides education and performs research in the areas of infrastructure planning, transport planning and modelling, design of transport systems, dynamic traffic management, and traffic flow theory and simulation. Bicycle research includes research in the framework of the Dutch Bicycle Master Plan (The Dutch Bicycle Master Plan, Description and evaluation in an historical context, Directorate-General for Passenger Transport, The Hague, 1999), contribution to the former Dutch manual for design of bicycle infrastructure (Sign up for the Bike: Design Manual for a Cycle friendly Infrastructure, CROW, Ede, 1993), and introducing a bicycle case in the EU Transecon-project on the impacts of investments in urban transport infrastructure.

 

Danish Cancer Society (DCS) has extensive experience in working with research institutions on intervention research. In WP4 the role of Danish Cancer Society is to ensure and coordinate changes in infrastructure in the municipalities, a role we currently exercise in project “Fortification of Copenhagen”. Danish Cancer Society has a large experience in dissemination of research both on political and administrative levels and has received recognition on previous projects in this area.

The Danish Cyclists’ Federation (DCF) has more than 100 years of experience in promoting bicycling on all levels. Through this effort DCF has accumulated vast amounts of knowledge of especially commuter related bicycling. DCF has an extensive network of local and international collaborators and a great number of helpful and enthusiastic volunteers. Through the recent years several campaigns has been launched of which two now have an annual participation by more than 100.000 individuals. The Danish Cyclist Embassy, which is placed at DCF, unites knowledge of cycling from the private, public and voluntary sectors in an effort become a primary source of cycling knowledge