Utrecht reclaims ever more space for people

Utrecht is a city Bath can learn so much from.

BICYCLE DUTCH

People were drinking champagne on the street and enjoying beautiful singing; not something you see every day. They were celebrating the opening of yet another reconstructed street in Utrecht; their street, with their homes on it. Again, the city of Utrecht has reclaimed a lot of space from motor traffic, to become living space for people.

The new Maliesingel has become a very pleasant street alongside the old Utrecht city moat. The new Maliesingel has become a very pleasant residential street alongside the old Utrecht city moat. The walking path on the left hand side could only be rebuilt because the roadway is so much narrower now.

The current council is delivering on what the former council decided: the car is no longer king in Utrecht. The closer to the city centre, the more people friendly the city has to be. Driving your motor vehicle into the city centre will remain possible when it is absolutely necessary, but it will not be a convenient option…

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