Like many other large cities, Nijmegen will grow in the coming years. Housing and residents have been added. In the meantime, space is also needed to continue living here comfortably, such as green spaces and playgrounds. This means that there is less space left to move around, which is why the municipality will organize it in a more space-efficient way. It was already agreed in the coalition agreement that car use could not keep up with the growth in the city. This plan and further proposals for the smart use of transportation space are included in the agenda that the City Council is discussing with the City and is also happy to discuss with the City Council.
Alderman for Mobility, Cilia Daemen: “The city of Nijmegen will grow by about 10% in the coming years. That is why we have to use our space intelligently and efficiently. Consider encouraging more use of bicycles or public transport, making more room for that, and less space for private car use and ownership. Shared mobility, for example, is a good alternative.”
Friendly, low traffic downtown
One of the topics on the agenda is to make the city center more habitable. City Center alderman John Broome is also responsible. Broome: “An attractive city center is important for residents, business people and visitors to the city centre. This includes sufficient green spaces and as few bicycles and cars as possible in the center of the centre. Visitors will soon be able to park their bikes in designated areas and their cars outside the centre. We also organize alternatives for visitors, so that the center remains The city is accessible to everyone. Also for those who depend on the car. Think of step-by-step transportation.”
Mobility Agenda Mobility Acceleration
The agenda is not new politics. It details the document Mobility Ambition 2019-2030 (Nijmegen Goed Op Weg), the Environmental Vision and the Coalition Agreement and describes the choices made by the City Council to organize mobility in Nijmegen as intelligently as possible.
Suggestions for this include behavioral campaigns using bicycles, shared commuting and public transport to encourage this, and restricting space for stationary and moving vehicles. More space for pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport is sought, and shared mobility is encouraged. Organized parking lots, for example with permits, will be expanded in the city.
To make the city center more habitable, there are proposals to close the city center (within the canals) to visitors’ cars, reduce street parking, use the space this creates for attractive public space, car parking for businesses and organize residents into parking facilities located in and around the city center , improving transportation points and expanding the pedestrian area by banning bicycles in more places and arranging more bicycle parking facilities. There is also an eye for less mobile people and alternatives are created for this.
Talk to the city and the council
The mayor and town councilors discuss plans with the city: a participation plan is drawn up. The Council would also like to discuss this matter with the Council.
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