Photo: Municipality of Utrecht
The redesign of the Nachtegaalstraat will begin on Monday January 4. Pedestrians will have more space, cyclists will become the main user of the roadway, and more trees and other green spaces will appear on the street. Pedestrians and cyclists can continue to use the Nachtegaalstraat during the works. Vehicle traffic is diverted. The work is to be completed in May.
The redesign plan was drawn up in consultation with residents and entrepreneurs. The goal is a pleasant street for living and shopping with a good route for cyclists, in part because of the expected growth in the number of cyclists. There will be more space for terraces and greenery, including with the front gardens. Pedestrian crossings are improving and the number of bicycle parking spaces increased from 200 to 300. The street is also increasingly climate resistant. Larger sections of trees and clinkers allow rainwater to sink better into the ground. There will be 26 trees (there are now 14) and 330 m2 of green space. Once the work is completed in the Nachtegaalstraat, the redevelopment of the Burgemeester Reigerstraat will begin in November. More information can be found at www.utrecht.nl/nachtegaalreiger.