29 mei Urban – Rural Interaction: Mobility
In the past, waterways played a leading role in local trade, bringing grain to meet the city’s staple rights, and peat from the Veenkoloniën. In the 20th century, the Grote Markt became the traffic hub of the city and region. The construction of the urban circular and introduction of the Traffic Circulation Plan brought major structural change to the urban metabolism. The south part of the circular is about to be radically modified and may even be made multi-level. Groningen is working with the region to improve accessibility for the many commuters, offering a streamlined public transport system, P&R sites on the city’s edge and fast cycling links. In the world’s top cycling city, modal-split calculations indicate that it boasts the highest share of cycling journeys worldwide.