RODEO ARCHITECTS

Strategic Bicycle planning, Oslo

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Strategic Bicycle planning, Oslo

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Type: 2nd prize open, international "Get-a-Bike" ideas competition
Client: FutureBuilt
Program: Bicycle planning
Location: Oslo Region, Norway
Status: Delivered 2013

Team: Henning Sunde, Kenneth Dahlgren, Kristin Sunde, Bjørn Andreassen, Anne Bjørndal, Ivar Lyngner, Anders Ese
Collaborators: GreeNudge, Comte Bureau

Rodeo Architects submitted 5 proposals to FutureBuilts international ideas competition: Get a Bike. Break Free! The goal of the competition was to highlight ideas that can establish the bike as the preferred means of transport in the Oslo Region, and show ways to get at least 50 per cent of the population cycle to work/school.

Two of Rodeos proposals were awarded/received purchase, and a third proposal was awarded with 2nd prize: The Cyclist and the Seven Spokes (CSS). The core idea of the CSS proposal is that in order to transform the Oslo Region into a truly bike friendly and bicycle promoting region, we need to avail ourselves of a holistic approach that encompasses all relevant challenges and addresses them systematically ñ from local climate to cycling culture and existing infrastructure, as well as recognizing the need to coordinate the work of different groups that are either planning or implementing bike related projects.

In order to address such challenges systematically, we propose to work through operationalized focus areas, such as i) major physical changes, ii) small physical changes, iii) economic incentives, iv) political decisions, v) information, vi) nudging and vii) attitudes. But to be able to coordinate effort, one needs both tools and organization.

The CSS proposal therefore "reinvented the wheel", as a tool for planners. The wheel is made up of seven Spokes, that constitute the focus areas mentioned above, systematically interrelated in a way that can be used to identify which actions are needed, how they are related to other actions, who is responsible for them and so on. This kind of tool is still pointless without an actor with mandate to put it in practical use. The CSS proposal therefore also suggested a way of organizing the effort, the Cyclist, operating on a regional as well as a national level.

From the jury's statement: "The jury agree with the authors analysis of today's challenges and need for coordinated effort on many areas. The proposal illustrates this complexity in a good way, both in content, pedagogically and geographically".

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Type: 2nd prize open, international "Get-a-Bike" ideas competition
Client: FutureBuilt
Program: Bicycle planning
Location: Oslo Region, Norway
Status: Delivered 2013

Team: Henning Sunde, Kenneth Dahlgren, Kristin Sunde, Bjørn Andreassen, Anne Bjørndal, Ivar Lyngner, Anders Ese
Collaborators: GreeNudge, Comte Bureau

Rodeo Architects submitted 5 proposals to FutureBuilts international ideas competition: Get a Bike. Break Free! The goal of the competition was to highlight ideas that can establish the bike as the preferred means of transport in the Oslo Region, and show ways to get at least 50 per cent of the population cycle to work/school.

Two of Rodeos proposals were awarded/received purchase, and a third proposal was awarded with 2nd prize: The Cyclist and the Seven Spokes (CSS). The core idea of the CSS proposal is that in order to transform the Oslo Region into a truly bike friendly and bicycle promoting region, we need to avail ourselves of a holistic approach that encompasses all relevant challenges and addresses them systematically ñ from local climate to cycling culture and existing infrastructure, as well as recognizing the need to coordinate the work of different groups that are either planning or implementing bike related projects.

In order to address such challenges systematically, we propose to work through operationalized focus areas, such as i) major physical changes, ii) small physical changes, iii) economic incentives, iv) political decisions, v) information, vi) nudging and vii) attitudes. But to be able to coordinate effort, one needs both tools and organization.

The CSS proposal therefore "reinvented the wheel", as a tool for planners. The wheel is made up of seven Spokes, that constitute the focus areas mentioned above, systematically interrelated in a way that can be used to identify which actions are needed, how they are related to other actions, who is responsible for them and so on. This kind of tool is still pointless without an actor with mandate to put it in practical use. The CSS proposal therefore also suggested a way of organizing the effort, the Cyclist, operating on a regional as well as a national level.

From the jury's statement: "The jury agree with the authors analysis of today's challenges and need for coordinated effort on many areas. The proposal illustrates this complexity in a good way, both in content, pedagogically and geographically".