Middle Ages in your place! Hundreds of parking spaces in the city center are disappearing

Only the beginning
The town hall estimates that around 15,000 cars pass through the medieval town area every day – and cutting the parking spaces will reduce that traffic by 45-60 percent.

Instead of parking for cars, the space will be reserved for more parking spaces for bicycles, while the roads will be changed so that cyclists can cycle both ways on some one-way streets.

Local politicians want to remove 750 of the 1,050 public street-level parking spaces for cars in the medieval city area.

Some will be replaced by underground parking options in two places, Israels Plads and Dantes Plads.

Even more in the future
Barfod would like to go one step further and remove even more parking spaces for cars in the future.

“It is our ambition to look at other urban areas to see if we can create even more space for people. When they changed the [walking street] many were nervous about how it would end. But today no one would change that,” said Barfod.

“Our long-term goal is to cut a third of the current street-level parking, while another third is to be converted to car-sharing parking, handicap parking permits and business parking.”

Source: The Nordic Page




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