Desire Lines Analysis

Værnedamsvej, Copenhagen





Copenhagenize Design Company used our Desire Lines Analysis tool to study the behaviour and trajectories of bicycle users crossing a major Copenhagen intersection, Værnedamsvej. The lively, neighbourhood intersection provides a link between two main streets, Gammel Kongevej and Vesterbrogade, both of which are two-way with unidirectional cycle tracks.

Based on the analysis of bicycle users' Desire Lines and existing infrastructure at the intersection, we proposed changes to create more life-sized urban spaces. These Copenhagenize design proposals fix the asymmetric and complicated entry points to the intersection. In this way, our Desire Lines tool provides solutions based on the needs of users.