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GROUNDINGS IS GROWING TO 250,000 INHABITANTS. BUT WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?

The municipality of Groningen continues to grow substantially. Groningen is expected to have 250,000 inhabitants in 2035. The number of jobs in the municipality is also increasing: 15,000 additional jobs will be created. This will be offset by population decline in the region. For these reasons, the city will become busier and busier, which is why B and W of Groningen believe that a new mobility plan should be drawn up.

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In order to manage the growth of Groningen and at the same time be a municipality where life is pleasant, a new mobility plan is needed. Mayor and aldermen want to draw up an integral mobility vision in the first half of 2020 in consultation with residents and businesses.

City in danger of getting stuck?

Without clear choices in mobility policy, the city will soon run aground and there will be too few pleasant and attractive outdoor spaces. Pedestrians, cyclists and public transport take up far less space per traveller than cars. An attractive city therefore benefits from less space taken up by both moving and parked cars and from increasing the share of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. In addition, the climate targets require a dynamic change to emission-free vehicles within the municipality.

Recently, the municipality has explored the possibilities of adapting car circulation within the ring roads and how to switch to more sustainable forms of transport. The municipality has also determined the first thoughts on the future of public transport.

The future circulation of traffic - in connection with the new bridges over the Van Starkenborgh canal - and the further future of public transport are crucial building blocks for the integral mobility vision. In 2020 everything will be brought together and weighed up in an integral mobility vision in which the municipal government wants to make clear choices. The mobility vision will also include parking policy and the strategy for the future of cycling.

If the municipal council agrees with the study, the vision will be worked out in the first half of 2020.

Public transport 2040

Currently some 200,000 people travel to Groningen every day by public transport, for work, study and/or shopping. In order to be able to absorb the increasing number of passengers, a strong effort is being made to stimulate space-efficient and sustainable forms of mobility: walking and cycling on short distances and using public transport on longer distances.

The Municipal Executive's plans include further improvement of the Q-link connections (from the region to the city) and the development of regional rail connections from the main railway station to crucial connection points.


Source: https://citytrip.groningen.nl/blog-groningen/10x-het-groningen-gevoel

Groningen is one of the largest cultural cities in the Netherlands and this is not without reason. Several large theatres, including the Stadsschouwburg and the Grand Theatreoffer a variety of companies a stage. Stages Simplon and Vera put pop music in Groningen on the map. In January, talented bands take over the city centre during Eurosonic Noorderslag, in August performing artists do this with the Noorderplantsoen during NoorderzonNot to mention the special Groninger Museumthat in 2016 the legacy of David Bowie.

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