Graduation Project 2013

Robert Janssen

Department: Man and Public space

A New Way

There are plans to downsize the A270, a busy highway between Eindhoven and Helmond. Robert Janssen has investigated the options for this road which cuts straight through a green zone that was supposed to be a recreation area. He is suggesting ‘A New Way’, one that is better integrated in its natural surroundings. Demolishing the two driving lanes in the middle and using only the hard shoulders as new roads, with similar vegetation on both sides, creates a park-like atmosphere. As the maximum speed is restricted to 50 kilometres per hour, the North to South connections cut off by the A270 can be re-established by having slightly elevated hiking trails traverse the road.

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Photographs: Lisa Klappe