Again this year, we are conducting a survey on mobility in Zuidas, in partnership with the ‘Taskforce Bereikbaarheid’ (Accessibility Taskforce) and the ‘Van A tot Zuidas’ platform. We will use the results to improve the accessibility of Zuidas. Is this something that also matters to you? If so, be sure to complete the survey.
Next to the southern entrance to Valley, the first piece of Maurice Ravellaan is now in place. This avenue will be the access route to the new Ravel residential neighbourhood. A crossroads has now appeared where Mahlerlaan previously formed a T-junction with Beethovenstraat.
Starting on Friday, 19 November 2021, one lane for car traffic on the southern side and the southern cycle lane on De Boelelaan will be closed for at least six days, close to Antonio Vivaldistraat. This is because of urgent works.
Major maintenance work is expected to start in Wielingenstraat in July 2022. We have already sounded out local residents and users for their views on what should be done. These have now been incorporated in a provisional design that we will be happy to tell you more about on 11 October 2021.
Two new housing complexes are set to be built behind the AkzoNobel, Stibbe and the St. Nicolaaslyceum buildings. To enable construction to happen, we are creating a site access road starting on Monday, 13 September 2021. It will be used for work on the Kapel & Convict site.
Do you work in Zuidas and are you planning to work at the office more often after the summer holidays? And would you like to change your commuting habits so you don't end up sitting in traffic every day? Then why not try the third Zuidas Mobility Experience?
At the moment, the Vivaldi neighbourhood (between Vivaldistraat and Europaboulevard) is still seen as a stony and barren neighbourhood, even though the greenery is already starting to gain territory in some places. As part of our Green Loop ('Groene Lus') design, we are creating even more space for trees, plants and other green areas. To achieve this, we are reorganising the space between the buildings. By removing parking spaces and narrowing the traffic lane for cars (one-way traffic requires less space than two-way traffic), we will be able to add spacious green areas and make more room for pedestrians.
From Saturday, 17 July until Sunday, 15 August, GVB is replacing the track, the underlying concrete and the asphalt paving on the tramlines in Europaboulevard next to RAI Station and the A10 intersection. The quality of the tracks is no longer sufficient to ensure a safe and comfortable service to continue. The work is expected to cause some traffic disruption.
At last, we can see our colleagues in person rather than on screen. As lockdown is lifted, life is set to return to the offices in Zuidas. But what we don’t want to see is a return to traffic congestion and overfilled trains. Will we manage that?
People who travel to and from Zuidas for work used a car more often than the train in 2020. That change that is likely to persist even after the pandemic is over. This was one finding of the Zuidas Mobility Survey, which was dominated by the pandemic.
In Parnassusweg, a pedestrian crossing is being built between the Atrium and the new courthouse. Work will start on 1 March 2021. It is expected to cause some disruption to traffic. There is also a minor issue with an awkwardly-positioned tree.