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Ett resecentrums betydelse för en stadskärna .: En studie om Kramfors resecentrums funktion och relation till den urbana omgivningen, samt upplevelsen av denna
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to shed light on and describe Kramfors travel centers function and relationship to the surrounding urban environment, and how this core is experienced by residents and visitors. To do this, the use of the travel center, its relationship to Kramfors city center and the perception of it, as well as possible improvement areas has been studied.

This has been examined using a quantitative method by designing a questionnaire and the usage of a research strategy through the implementation of a small-scale survey. Within this a cluster sampling was applied.

The result shows that Kramfors travel centers is primarily used for traveling and is used most frequently by the visitors within the study. It is also shown that residents 'primary reason for traveling from the travel center is friends and family, followed by shopping, and that the visitors' primary motive for traveling is friends and family as well, followed by work. The mode of transportation between the travel center and destinations are mainly walking, while the mode of transport between homes and the travel center proves to be the car. These transports are not experienced as difficult, and the diverse streams of varied frequency are also illustrated.

The experience of Kramfors city center has been divided into the elements streets, districts, landmarks and barriers. The most common and complex divisions are concentrated in the center of downtown, extensive service activities. The residents have collectively identified a greater amount of these elements. Both groups of respondents considered Kramfors travel center along with Stationsgatan as a separate, stand-alone district. It reveals how the respondents would prefer to travel between Kramfors travel center and destination respectively between the home and Kramfors travel center. An opposite outcome was shown in relation to the actual mode of transport, when the residents stated that they actually wanted to walk while visitors would prefer to use the car. A number of value issues are also presented, which shows a number of features (linked to pedestrian and bicycle traffic, public transport or car traffic) and their ability to influence the choice of transport mode. The visiting respondents generally valued the features higher than the residents. Respondents also stated various concrete proposals for improvements of Kramfors travel center, which are presented in the results. Many of them regarding opening hours.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 85 p.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90648OAI: diva2:729540
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Kramfors kommun
Educational program
Programme in Urban and Regional Planning
Available from: 2014-06-26 Created: 2014-06-26 Last updated: 2014-06-26Bibliographically approved

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