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Climatic barriers to soft-mobility in winter: Lulea, Sweden as case study
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6957-0568
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8870-2626
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3619-2297
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6831-8857
2017 (English)In: Sustainable cities and society, ISSN 2210-6707, Vol. 35, p. 574-580Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Urban form can moderate the effects of weather on human movement. As such, the interrelationship between built environment, weather and human movement is a critical component of urban design. This paper explores the impacts of weather on non-motorised human movement (soft-mobility). Throughout we look at soft-mobility from the citizen’s perspective and highlight the barriers to soft-mobility in winter.

The aim of this study was to test the traditional pallet of winter city urban design considerations. Those of solar-access, wind and snow management and explore other weather and terrain conditions that act as barriers to soft-mobility in winter. This study is based on survey responses from 344 citizens in the sub-arctic area of Sweden. Outcomes from the research highlight that rain, icy surfaces and darkness are today’s most significant barriers to soft-mobility in winter.

Results from this study link changing barriers to soft-mobility in winter with climate change. The paper concludes that future urban design and planning for winter cities needs to consider a wider pallet of weather conditions, especially rain.

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Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 35, p. 574-580
Keywords [en]
Winter Cities, Resilience, Outdoor Activity, Walkability, Urban Microclimate
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Social Sciences Architectural Engineering Physiotherapy
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Architecture; Physiotherapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-65555DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2017.09.003ISI: 000415898200049Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85029311543OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-65555DiVA, id: diva2:1139913
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Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-09-14 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-09-10 Created: 2017-09-10 Last updated: 2017-12-29Bibliographically approved

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Chapman, DavidNilsson, KristinaLarsson, AgnetaRizzo, Agatino

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