Car-Free Kindergarten

Year

2014

Category

Education

Client

Børnehavet Nyelandsgården

Partners

Copenhagen Capital Region,
City of Frederiksberg

At a kindergarten in the Frederiksberg neighbourhood of Copenhagen, attended by the kids of Copenhagenize Design Co. founder, the traffic situation outside the main entrance is chaotic in the mornings and afternoons. The layout of the street is designed for motorist convenience, at the expense of pedestrians and cyclists.

Copenhagenize Design Co. did a traffic survey, recording what form of transport the parents used to drop off their children. 65% rode bicycles and only 35% drove a car. In collaboration with the Parents' Group at the institution, the team proposed a redesign and reallocation of space to the Capital Region and the City of Frederiksberg that would benefit the health and safety of the children.