We are helping Movia strengthen bus stop environments in Greater Copenhagen

We are very pleased to have been selected by Movia to work with the bus stop environment across Greater Copenhagen due to the opening of the light rail in 2025. The coming months, we will analyze and categorize various bus stops to establish concrete suggestions on how to improve the link between the active and passive waiting zones.

Due to the new light rail opening in 2025, there will be a change in travel patterns geographically resulting in busy bus stops and connections leading towards the light rail. The bus connections leading to the light rail will become important for the overall transport landscape and the overall economics of public transport.

Our work will result in a catalogue of inspiration highlighting different ways of better integrating bus stops and urban spaces. The catalogue will include examples of stops where new initiatives strengthen the connection between the urban space and the stop and illustrations of virtual bus stop settings where the urban space and the stop are connected. Furthermore, we will outline a methodology that can be used to classify different types of stops (e.g. indicators of: the geography of the stop, the function of the stop (primary users), how the stop integrates with the urban space, etc.)

The importance of the surroundings

The customer’s experience of public transportation is heavily influenced by the surroundings, both at the stop and on the way to the stop. Research shows that the journey to and from public transportation makes up 70% of the experiences that customers report about their journey (source: Hillnhütter). However, the trip to and waiting time at the stop only accounts for about half of the total travel time in suburban public transport journeys (Source: DTU, based on TUdata).

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Date: February 23 2024