City of Dortmund
Ministry for the Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of NRW
In the course of the LesSON project (feasibility study "Liveable Streets, Places and Neighbourhoods"), we surveyed 1,385 residents and visitors of Dortmund's Kreuzviertel in the first round together with the Wuppertal Institute, MUST Städtebau and the Emschergenossenschaft in December 2020 about their vision for the future of Neuer Graben. The planning office MUST creates planning concepts for neighbourhood streets, including the pilot street "Neuer Graben" in the Kreuzviertel. The street in the urban quarter is to be transformed into a "liveable" street space. The basis for this is the 17th Wuppertal Report (May 2020), by the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy gGmbH. According to this report, neighbourhood streets should offer more climate resilience, greenery and quality of life in the future.
More than 700 participants completed the questionnaire. In the area of traffic, it is particularly clear that, in the opinion of Dortmund residents, too much space is used for parked cars (89%). In order to have more space for quality of life in the street, 54% could imagine moving the majority of parking to a neighbourhood garage. For another 23%, it is even conceivable to move parking completely off the street. Other exciting topics in the areas of greenery and quality of stay include the desire for more public spaces to linger and play.