DRAMMEN BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PATH
The underground relocation of the Vestfold railroad, between Drammen and Skoger, opens for reprograming the liberated ground with new public uses. In collaboration with Drammen municipality we propose a system of outdoor spaces interlinked by a new pedestrian and bicycle path which is to replace the existing tracks.
This project aims at transforming an infrastructural obstacle into opportunity, by repairing the city fabric, strengthening preexisting recreational areas and stablishing new urban connections. Its identity is defined by a design manual, with flexible rules to accommodate local functions and to fit onto the existing topography.
Asplan Viak, Multiconsult
Masterplan, Public space
Franco Ghilardi, Henrik Poulsson
The 5,5-meter-wide foundation for the existing tracks will be transformed into two bike lanes of 1,5m each, and a 2,5m walking path. This standard width could increase where the path runs through wider areas, or where tangential programs require it.
The total lengt of the path is 7,5km long, devided in a 3,2 km urban part, and a 4,3km long natural part. Throughout the seasons, functions will also change, from bike path in the summer to skiing tracks in the winter.
The path act as a linking element between 6 areas in the city. The relationships and interactions are described in the chapters under.
Focus area 01: Smithestrøm park
The urban park at Smithestrøm is the startingpoint of the tracks, and the link to the city center.
Focus area 02: Danvik
New connection in Bekkegata
Extention of playground at Danvik school
Focus area 03: Marienlyst
Marienlyst program and connections
Focus area 04: Bikkjestykket park
Increased accessibility at Andedammen
Path intersects with existing terrain in Bikkjestykket park
Focus area 05: Frydenhaug
Public space by Frydenhaug Special School
Detail of path under bridge
Focus area 06: Teglverkstomta
The path floats at Tegger'n to allow for sliding to happen under
Resting area along the path at Ørka