Photo credits: Luca Bertolini

HUGO DE GROOTKADE

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Location

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Period of time

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Stakeholders

Description

Purpose

IMPACTS

Mobility-related effects

Urban functions

Social

Economic

Environmental

3600 m2

Amsterdam West, Netherlands 

Re-Purposing Entire Streets

One Month 
2017

Local administration and citizens.

The Hugo de Grootkade was the first "living street" experiment in Amsterdam.
Total closure of the street for four weeks for car traffic and car parking in order to make room for social activities. Events were organised at the street by citizens. Only emergency vehicles could have access in case of emergency. The experiment carried out after the pilot focusing on social impacts and upscaling "Leefstraten" pilots.

To change the mobility function of a street in a place to stay. Objective of the pilot was to understand whether there is a need for Leefstraten and what the impact is on the neighbourhood.

More people walking
More people cycling
Safer streets
Car use decreased

The street use changed (new activities)

Community empowered
New spaces for social interaction
New spaces for play

Unknown

More greenery (temporal)

Contact

Phto credits: Het Parool