Accessible green corridors
Needed for transporting goods, rivers were a common feature of early industrialization. Nowadays in post-industrial cities, they are often left derelict and inaccessible for locals.
While other existing projects are involved in renaturing the rivers and green corridors of the Living Labs, the focus of proGIreg is to improve the accessibility to these green corridors so that the cities become more livable and locals can connect more to nature.
Green corridors will connect the Living Lab to the Sava river, the ecosystems of the forest in the North with the river in the South, and the different parts of Sesvete being redeveloped. A cycling path will also connect the urban gardens to the neighbourhood of Novi Jelkovec (11,000 inhabitants).
Piraeus intends to bring more nature to its densely populated streets by introducing a network of green corridors. Additionally, there are plans in place to introduce more green elements to the the waterfront.
A new green cycling path along the river Sangone will connect to the Turin metropolitan cycling network. Access to the 'Sangone beach' and improved vegetation and pollinator biodiversity is also planned.
Zenica intends to improve the quality of life for locals by creating new cycle and walking paths along rivers, previously used and degraded by industry.
Through an open design competition, Cluj-Napoca will improve accessibility to the Someș river and green inter-connections between neighbourhoods. Cycle paths will provide health mobility alternatives.
Cascais plans to improve accessibility to green river corridors and create recreational areas for local citizens to enjoy.
A shorter connection will be built between Huckarde settlement and the recreation area of the Deusenberg. An existing trodden path will be constructed as a barrier-free foot and bicycle path. The new slopes of the path will be seeded with pollinator-friendly plants (proGIreg NBS 8).