“Better public transportation from and to Wageningen”
Without a train station, citizens working and living in Wageningen are completely dependent on buses. With an express bus service we can reduce the commuting time from and to Ede-Wageningen central station and Arnhem by 15-30minutes. Such a service will give Wageningens’ accessibility a boost and reduces car traffic. Additionally, night buses for a city like Wageningen are indispensable. For example, when going a night out in Arnhem, with night buses it will be possible to stay out later than 11pm without worrying how to get home or having to cycle alone in the middle of the night from Ede-Wageningen to Wageningen.
Connect Wageningen finds the accessibility of Wageningen of critical importance. Mobility is one of the biggest daily annoyances of people, it has an impact on climate and has consequences for (traffic) safety. Because not everyone has the possibility to live in Wageningen, it is crucial to make the commuters travel time as short as possible. Connect Wageningen favors that cyclists and public transportation get priority in most cases across the city. Only on main large roads should cars get priority so that they can easily and efficiently travel out of the city. In this manner Connect Wageningen creates an ideal balance between sustainability, health, accessibility and traffic flow.
In Wageningen, about €4.8 million euro from the total €93 million is invested in accessibility. This is about 5.2% of the total budget. Our plans for the bicycle tunnel can be financed by the reserved budget for accessibility which Wageningen has saved in relation to plans of the ring road. No extra budget will be needed for this.