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.
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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.
Research shows that a considerable amount of the traffic in Zuidas is made up of people delivering parcels. Green Business Club Zuidas is working on a central delivery and pick-up point for parcels. Its plans also involve the use of MyPup electric cargo bikes.
Your bicycle will be removed if you leave it in the street. Around Mahlerplein, scooters parked anywhere except within the designated parking spaces will be ticketed and fines will be issued. Amsterdam Zuid local council plans to introduce these rules later this year, following years of complaints.
On 11 January 2021, we began redevelopment work on the southern section of Mahlerplein. Assistant project manager Doeke Brouwers: ‘It marks a great start to the new year and the end result will already be visible by March.’
2Amsterdam is nearing completion. The INNSiDE hotel tower opens shortly, and the office tower will be ready mid-2021. We are now working on the Strawinskylaan immediately in front of buildings. During the night of 10 to 11 December we will apply the asphalt.