Vädrets påverkan på vart människor befinner sig vid hållplatser. En undersökning vid Korsvägen i Göteborg
Gothenburg is a city where public transport by bus and tram is of great importance for how to get around the city. This means that many people use the city's stops every day. The weather in Gothenburg varies and the differences between the seasons are great, with everything from cold snowy winters to warm sunny summer days. The protection against rain, wind and sun throughout the year from these bus stops is therefore of great importance to people in Gothenburg. The purpose of this study is to investigate how people stay on a bus stop and how they relate to other people in the same area at different weather conditions. Bus stop A, at Korsvägen in Gothenburg was selected as the place of study. Data on where people are and how they experience the place was collected using direct observations and surveys. Data was collected during March to May 2019. Data from the summer of 2002 was also used. Meteorological data from the climate station at Geovetarcentrum's roof and from SMHI were used to study the connection between weather and where people were staying at the stop. The weather affects where you located at the bus stop when waiting for a bus or tram. Observations show that the proportion of people that are in the shade, sitting and sitting in the shade increases with increased air temperature. It shows that warmer weather is important to where and how people are located on the bus stop. The proportion of people who choose to stay in the shade is larger in 2019 compared to 2002. One explanation for this may be that more people in 2019 have access to mobile phones and especially smartphones. It is easier to see the screen in the shade than when the sun reflects of the screen and dazzles the user. The surveys also show that the majority of people choose a place at to stand or sit at based on the weather. This applied regardless of the age or sex of the person. If it is raining or not, has a big impact on where people are choosing to stay at the bus stops. When it rains, the majority of people are standing 0-1 meters from other people under some kind of weather protection. The majority of people at the bus stop choose to stand 1-3 meters from other people when it’s not raining. It shows that the personal sphere has a grater importance when the weather is good because people stand further form other people, but comes in second hand when it rains. Then people stay closer to other people. The study's results can be used to design stops to be better adapted to people's needs in different weather conditions.