Park & Ride Genneper Parken, which will be complete by autumn 2020, will offer parking for 640 cars as well as housing GGD Brabant-Zuidoost’s ambulance station.
The goal is to encourage motorists to park in the garage, which will be built by Eindhoven contractor Ballast Nedam Infra, and switch to public transport.
The new garage will be located on the Aalsterweg bus lane. RPC football club, which currently uses the location, will move to Sportpark Heihoef.
Councillor Monique List from the mobility department is happy with the plans. “The P+R Genneper Parken is an important way to ensure our city centre remains accessible and livable. The P+R is located on the highway and, from there, we encourage people to continue their journey within the city using high-quality public transport or a shared bicycle”, the councillor said.
According to the municipality, the tender showed that the contractor can deliver the building within the available budget and proposed plans, and in accordance with set quality requirements.
The contractor is also handling the design aspect. Sketches show a parking garage with five floors and an entrance on the south side of the building. The ambulance station is located on the north side, with a direct connection to the bus lane to provide a quick exit for ambulances.
The garage will feature spacious lanes with one-way traffic to improve flow. The lower exterior will be covered with ivy. Upper floors will be open, but with slats made from sustainable materials. Solar panels will keep the garage energy-neutral.
This year, the contractor is focusing primarily on design work and applying for the necessary permits. The municipality will make adjustments on the Aalsterweg this autumn to facilitate improved traffic flow in both directions. RPC football club will move to Sportpark Heihof around Christmas 2019, at which point construction will begin.
Translation: Nicola W