Making everyday life easier

Photo of Husarviksparken, Hjorthagen. Lieselotte Van Der Meijs

Designing an urban district with high population density and a high rate of development makes it easier to live without a car. Access to daily services is within a five-minute walk. See page 59 in the Monitoring Report.

Mobility Index

The design of a property is important, with security-related measures, access to parking, goods management, mobility services and so forth, and contributes to opportunities for sustainable travel. The aim of the mobility index is to promote and evaluate measures with a positive impact on sustainable travel. The tool will be introduced from the Sdra Vrtan phase and be adapted for future development phases. See pages 5253 in the Monitoring Report.

The five modules included in the mobility index are the walkable city, the cyclable city, stationary vehicles, goods management and mobility services.

The circle shows the functions that are within a walking distance of 450 metres from a central point in Norra 2.

Decentralized garage solutions create a better urban environment

A decentralized garage for residents, workers and visitors has been planned in a cavern adjacent to Gasverket and Kolkajen. The streets can be used for social interaction, with room for cyclists and public transport. When a mix of parking needs are met in one place, opportunities for co-usage increase. By not building garages under the courtyards, these can acquire more greenery and maintain higher quality.

In the planning process for Stockholm Royal Seaport, the main focus is to ensure accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport from an early stage of the process. But there are many challenges. Especially during the construction period, when the street space is limited and residents and businesses have already moved in.

Cecilia Sjdin, transportation planner,
Stockholm City Traffic Administration