Desire Lines Analysis – Søtorvet, Copenhagen






Eight fantastic students from the 4Cities Masters programme in Urban Studies performed a classic Copenhagenize Design Co. Desire Lines Analysis of one of the busiest corner in the city. Where Søtorvet meets Dronning Louises Bro – the latter being one of the busiest bicycle streets in the world.

After conducting many Desire Lines Analysis studies in Copenhagen, we know that on average only 7% of Copenhageners bend or break a Danish traffic law while on their bicycles. At Søtorvet, many cyclists cut the corner across a wide swath of sidewalk. We analysed their behaviour at this key location.