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Waterfront Development in Aalborg (Denmark)

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The Waterfront is an urban transformation area. The area is remodelled according to a coherent plan that is intended to revitalise the area and bring in new functions that will link the city centre to the Limfjord.

Background & Objectives

The Waterfront is an urban transformation area. The area is remodelled according to a coherent plan that is intended to revitalise the area and bring in new functions that will link the city centre to the Limfjord. The western part of the area will be characterised by open areas meant for recreational purposes. The amount of buildings is limited to keep the waterfront open towards the city.

Implementation

Three features of the remodelling project are particularly interesting with respect to urban transport
  • Road space is limited by reducing the throughway from 4 to 2 lanes
  • Parking requirements are reduced compared to general parking standards
  • New bicycle facilities are established
The former is intended to reduce the amount of through traffic in the area and stimulate pedestrian interaction between the city centre and the Limfjord.The second relates to a diversification of functions. New functions will contri¬bute to a more balanced daytime and night time demand for parking. This is reflected in parking requirements for such mixed areas by granting a 25% reduction.Minor parking areas that are cancelled due to the remodelling of the area are not fully compensated. Parking is concentrated at fewer major sites covered by the parking guidance system to reduce search traffic.Bicycle lanes are constructed along the throughway. Recreational bicycle trips can take place at a new promenade along the waterfront.
Country: 
Denmark
City: 
Aalborg
Author: 
Gustav Friis
Keywords: 
14 Jul 2008
09 Sep 2015
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