Ring Utrecht

Research project on how to improve traffic congestion without damaging the historic structures along the New Dutch Waterline, a military defensework built around 1880.  An in-depth traffic study revealed that instead of building a new freeway, adding underpasses to the existing roadways improved traffic congestion without any significant impact on the existing environment.

Location

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Client 

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Utrecht, Netherlands

Must | www.must.nl

Projectbureau Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie

2009-2010

Research, Transportation and Transit Oriented Design, Historic Landscape

Research & vision

Slower speed limits improve traffic flow and intersections need much 

less space, which means more space for nature, cycling, water connections and saving historic structures.

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Reconnection

A park on top of the freeway improves the relationship between Utrecht East and the nearby landscape  

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