The city of Oslo has the ambition to become a leading region for cycling. Today a low percentage of inner city movement is made by bike. It appears that outside the long and cold winters cycling through the centre of Oslo is currently not very attractive. To inject a radical change the innovation centre, together with the city of Oslo, announced the ideas competition ‘Future Built’.
Access For All
Instead of only focusing on the cyclists and their needs, the team opted for an integrated approach. By looking at the car movements, parking strategies and public transport networks, OKRA knew how to achieve the ambitious goals set out in the competition. The result will be not only a bike friendly city centre, but also a centre that is accessible for everyone.
The plan approaches the problem from the entire city, but also from the individual user. Researching answers to the following questions: What conditions are required for users to automatically choose their bike? How to meet the needs of the individual cyclist whilst retaining a functioning overall traffic system? OKRA’s award-winning design shows that with an integral approach to all transport modes, the desired aims for cyclists can be achieved.