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Odense Town Center, Denmark

Project Abstract

"In connection with Odense's 1000th years' anniversary in 1988 a number of new developments were inaugurated in the town centre: pedestrian streets, a bus street, and a bicycle route network. This has given the already lively town centre a significant lift, has stimulated the activity in the area, and has markedly improved the visual environment."



Odense 98: Revamped street design to better accommodate cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles.
Revamped street design to better accommodate cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles.
"In connection with Odense's 1000th years' anniversary in 1988 a number of new developments were inaugurated in the town centre: pedestrian streets, a bus street, and a bicycle route network. This has given the already lively town centre a significant lift, has stimulated the activity in the area, and has markedly improved the visual environment. ... From the outset there was some doubt about the consequences of mixing pedestrian and cycling traffic in the pedestrian precinct. The results, however, have surpassed expectations, the traffic takes place with great mutual consideration, and according to municipal information only a few accidents have happened involving cyclists and pedestrians. All things considered, the implementation of the traffic plan has given a substantial lift to the town centre and has resulted in considerably higher activity in the area. In addition, there has been an interesting further extension of the pedestrian street system in alleys, by-streets, and passages connected to the general pedestrian street system."
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Revamped street design to better accommodate cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles.     
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Revamped street design to better accommodate cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles.
Plan view of Skibhusvej, a heavily traveled shopping street.     
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Plan view of Skibhusvej, a heavily traveled shopping street.
New intersection design with bus stop and pedestrian crossing.     
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New intersection design with bus stop and pedestrian crossing.


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