Urban Renewal Lokeren Railway Station Area
Updating the master plan of the railway station area and Park ter Beuken
The city of Lokeren wants an improved development of the station area. This raises some important challenges, e.g. the connection between the front and back side of the train station, the accessibility of the station coming from the N70, with respect for the nearby park area and accounting for the existing parking problems. A master plan for the station area was already developed in 2011 together with Infrabel and EIS, which both have land holdings in this project area. This study will update and expand this master plan.
TML supports Palmbout Urban Landscapes with the elaboration of the traffic engineering aspects. This will be fully integrated with the design process and pay great attention to a multimodal traffic organization, so that the station area can become more than just a transfer point. Our task is twofold. First, the parking concept is developed as part of the overall parking strategy of Lokeren. The questions here are (1) where to park and (2) how can we organize a smart split between commuters and local parkers. We will also investigate the development of a commuter car park. Second, the plan will aim to optimise the balance between urban space and traffic. We will focus on an alternative access road that maintains the green in the station area as much as possible.
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City of Lokeren
Palmbout Urban Landscapes
Gitte Van Den Bergh, Dirk Engels
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