The Nidfeld site in Kriens is to be transformed into a mixed residential and commercial district. In connection with the project, EBP was commissioned to develop a plan for optimally aligning the new settlement to the larger transportation network.
Aligning the site to the existing transportation network
The approximately 40,000-square-meter Nidfeld site is to be transformed into a mixed residential and commercial district. Commissioned to optimally align the new settlement to the existing transportation network, EBP developed a transportation plan that makes provision for motorized traffic to be routed through the site on the basis of the available infrastructure while at the same time outlining ways of promoting public, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
Analysis of the starting situation
The first part of the transportation plan includes an analysis of the site with respect to the larger transportation network and the availability of power and water lines. This analysis was then used as a basis for conferring with municipal representatives so as to determine an appropriate number of automobile parking spaces for the new community.
The second part of the transportation plan centers on the task of ensuring that the specified number of automobile parking spaces would indeed be sufficient to meet the parking needs of the district’s residents and employees. In particular, the second part of the plan outlines various measures for promoting public, bicycle and pedestrian transportation and avoiding unnecessary use of motor vehicles.