The Fall Of Public Transport

Around the middle of the twenty-first century, it became clear that the general public of Copenhagen had lost all interest in maintaining a public space.


The disappearance of public space

In the period between 2060 and 2100, sidewalks, squares and other public spaces ceased to have a function. They became simply obstacles, areas that had to be traversed simply in order to reach private spaces similar to the ones one had left behind. There was little or no resistance as Government Of Copenhagen sold of all public space.

The public transport system consisting of buses, suburban rail trains, The Metro and Rolling Sidewalks were moving emptily through the city. The increasing number of people working at home, Travel Life and increased consumption of Mushrooms; all this contributed to the lack of interest in public life.

Abolishment of public transport

The final decision was based on Copenhagen's "Mean Streets 2060" report, a study investigating the many perils of public transport (gang violence, deep vein thrombosis, stress and poor hygiene) and how Copenhagen was spending too much trying to fix the problem. As a consequence of this report and in a bid to better the permanently congested streets of Copenhagen, public transportation was eventually abolished by law.

Remnants of the old public transport system can still be seen such places as Frederiksberg Castle and Mushroom Metro.