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AG117V Bike more 6.0 credits

The course provides you with knowledge about planning for cycling in everyday life and for leisure, and about various obstacles and opportunities to improve conditions for cycling. The course addresses issues related to the role of cycling as a mode for transport and the design of the built environment and cycling infrastructure, as well as the conditions for different social groups to choose cycling to meet their mobility needs. The course mixes theory with practical exercises where students meet representatives from different sectors to give an insight into current cycling planning and the efforts to increase cycling.

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Application

For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 1 Jun 2024 single courses students

Application code

45015

Headings with content from the Course syllabus AG117V (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course focuses on planning for cycling and how preconditions for cycling can be promoted through different efforts connected to e.g. planning, better coordination or strengthened incentives.

On basis of knowledge from theory and practice, the potential for an increased role of cycling in travelling are discussed as well as the promotion of cycling among underrepresented target groups.

The first session in the course consists of lectures, literature seminars and practical examples, and takes place in June. In this session, the course participants prepare a plan for the project work that is carried out during the summer and be presented in the second half of August.

Occasions for supervision of the project work are offered at designated occasions during the summer semester.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss cycling from a mobility perspective and reflect on how gender, socio-cultural, economic factors influence individuals' and social groups' preconditions to use the bike to meet mobility needs.
  • Analyse the transport system and its infrastructure, and discuss based on the analysis how the planning of the built environment can be adjusted to create better conditions for cycling.
  • Analyse decision-making at different levels that applies to cycling and discuss the potential to improve cooperation between different actors and functions in order to promotecycling among different social groups and in different places.
  • Develop a plan to promote the role of cycling in local and regional travels that takes into consideration local preconditions and different target groups' needs and premises.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

15 higher education credits in urban and regional planning, transport science or environmental science

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

To pass the course, 75% attendance at all scheduled activities is required.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Peter Brokking