The diverse online audio stories (‘Overbrug verhalen’), are helping the listeners to bridge the lifeless roads in the Netherlands. The role of the environment and the objects on the road, together with the option to choose your time and season on the application, are creating another dimension in the travel. A lively story appears on the lifeless roads.
As a first research area , the lifeless road between the bridges Enneus Heerma brug and Amsterdamse brug was analysed. Less and less citizens of Ijburg are taking the bicycle towards the center. Although the road is not that long, mentally to birdge this road (and cross two bridges) are holding citizens back to go by bike.
How can we stimulate the citizens from Ijburg to keep on cycling towards the city?
By photographing all the trash a long the way, and dividing them in categories, lots of stories were born. Those stories were used as an inspiration for audio stories as long as the road takes towards the center. With an application, you can choose your time , morning, afternoon or evening , your season you are in at the moment: spring, summer, autumn or winter. Even the genre can be chosen to make the story as real as possible. The audio story will stop at the moment you reach the center. In this way stories will help you to dream away, time will speed up and fantasy will grow along this lifeless roads.