Warsaw to be transformed with a 237-km-long green-route connecting 129 places across the capital
Plans are afoot for a 237-km-long green-route connecting 129 places across Warsaw.
The route from the Warsaw Development Forum will encompass the whole city and connect squares, parks, gardens, allotment gardens, forests, reserves, forts, and selected cemeteries into coherent walking and cycling trails with unified spatial identification.
This will be complemented by tree planting, small architecture, infrastructure investments, such as street crossings and crossings, footbridges, micro tunnels, and public buildings.
Patryk Dominik Zaremba from the Forum said: “The concept grew out of the observation of the city space and its character: extensive buildings intertwine with green areas that build up the image of Warsaw as an agglomeration with a lush ecosystem, which makes it a unique city among many other urban centres with intensive urban planning.”
Although Warsaw can boast plenty of parks and squares, they are disconnected, often divided by wide roads or expressways.
Zaremba added: “Currently, Warsaw's greenery is an oasis of the microclimate, which one has to deliberately ‘break through’ to use it.
“The Green Routes will make the city a sewn with greenery, in a way that serves the city's basic functions: the realization of everyday life and professional needs of its residents.
The concept of the Green Routes is developed to evolve together with city growth to answer the changing needs of Varsovians.
It encompasses far more than just tree planting or construction of bike routes, but involves shaping the urban space, environmental protection, transport system, investments, sport, and recreation, as well as city management or protection of monuments.
To this end, members of the Forum have cooperated with TOBA Invest and Vinci Immobillier Polska, architect studios that helped prepare the blueprints.
The designers hope to shape the Warsaw of the future as a green city with plenty of parks and gardens that will raise the inhabitants’ standard of living.
The Warsaw Development Forum representatives already met with the city’s Green Spaces Authority to present their concept.
The local authorities showed interest in the idea and will look into the possibilities of implementing it in the future.