Miljøgate og brukermedvirkning i Innherredsveien : et casestudie om utformingen av en tidligere hovedveg i Trondheim og nærmiljøets deltagelse i planleggingen
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- Institutt for geografi 
Innherredsveien is a street in central Trondheim that formerly were an arterial main road. With the introduction of a new tunnel that drastically reduced traffic in Innherredsveien the prospect of a miljøgate, or environmental street, enthused the local community. This study looks at; first in what capacity the planned alterations to Innherredsveien meets the technical criteria for, or the aspirations of the concept of a miljøgate, and the expectations of the local community for such a street. Secondly, the study seeks to analyze how successful the community participation has been in the case of Innherredsveien. To answer these questions the thesis looks to theory of how a street differs from a road and what a miljøgate is, and theory about landscape democracy concerning why and how you can or should have community participation, who should participate, as well as typical challenges to community participation. The study utilizes a qualitative approach with a triangulation of methods including observation, document analysis and interviews to research the case of Innherredsveien. The interviews were done with 4 primary informants who are inhabitants of the research area and 2 key informants with knowledge of the case and the democratic process of planning the street. This study shows that only one third of the planned street can to some degree be said to accomplish some of the aspirations of a miljøgate, in that it offers an improvement in terms of the conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and commercial activity. One third of the planned street does not have any planned alterations, while the last third entail a significantly worse situation for pedestrians and cyclists because of a broader road design than today’s situation. There is also considerable traffic issues associated with the design for this part of the road. The community participation involved with planning the street has not been very successful because the design of the road is in part based on concepts that have not been subject to treatment in the participation meetings, and because the deliberations of the final resolution have been hidden from view of the general public. So while the community participation has had the effect of mutual learning between management and the public and increased enthusiasm for the area, the final resolution is considered undemocratic and illegitimate by the same local community. The chief limitation of the study is a limitation of informants, as none of the informants are people who voted for the final resolution in street design. Theoretical considerations that could have been dealt with include concepts of social justice, security and perceptions of social safety.