The street structure creates an attractive city
The street space gives priority to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. Due to fewer on-street parking spots, more space is available for greenery and social interaction.
In the first development phases, parking spaces are only available for loading, visitor parking and carpools. In later development phases, the streets are almost car-free – traffic-free zones. They are designed to ensure lower traffic speeds. Because of the space limitations, flexible use is preferred: a space can be used for loading at certain times of the day, but for other activities at other times.
Appropriate infrastructure from the start
Infrastructure designed for walking, cycling and electric vehicles can change people's attitudes and behaviour. Paths for walking and cycling are being expanded. Easy access to charging points will promote the use of electric vehicles. Access to car and bicycle parking at property level is a key tool for facilitating sustainable travel patterns. The car and bicycle parking spaces per development phase are presented in the Monitoring Report, see pages 52–53 and 58.
The values for Norra 1 and Vastra are based on voluntary commitments. The number of bicycle parking spaces has subsequently increased.
Public transport is the backbone
Public transport in Stockholm Royal Seaport is based on the Metro system and buses. In 2017, rapid transit bus route 6 replaced bus route 73 and runs from Ropsten, via Odenplan, to Karolinska.
Centralized logistics facilitates accessibility
During construction, all property developers and the City's contracts are affiliated with the Construction Consolidation Centre (CCC). By coordinating and combining transport to the construction sites, the number of vehicle trips is reduced both in and across the urban development area, while increasing accessibility and safety during the construction period. Anyone who visits the construction site is required to undergo an introduction to Stockholm Royal Seaport's sustainability mission. For more information about the CCC, see the project page under R&D and page 63 in the Monitoring Report.
The City of Stockholm's CCC innovation project has contributed to the development of a construction logistics concept for the industry. Several research projects have been linked to the CCC, which serves as an arena for learning and development. By reducing the number of truckload movements, controlling access to the worksite with an automatic gate system and reducing the volume of material stored at worksites, both health and safety have improved. The CCC has enabled measurement of construction logistics at an overall level. A key effect is that property developers become aware of construction logistics-related matters at a much earlier stage of planning than normal.
Fredrik Bergman, Head of Implementation, Stockholm City Development Administration