The question of the new southern Danube bridge was also decided at an earlier meeting of the Budapest Council for Public Development. In his contribution, Dávid Vitézy, CEO of the Budapest Development Center, explained the plans for the new bridge, which we reported on in a previous article: The Galvani Bridge and the adjacent boulevard will become the Kálmán körút ̵
The investment will create a direct tram connection between Buda, Csepel and South Pest south of the Rákóczi Bridge over the planned new Danube bridge on the line of Galvani Street in Buda and Illatos út in Pest, which covers the city center of Budapest with more than 50,000 Will relieve cars a day. .
The new bridge and the future tram line that runs through the bridge will help rebalance Budapest’s traffic, the statement said Balázs Fürjes, State Secretary for the Development of Budapest and the Budapest Agglomeration.
Balázs Fürjes will also be among the speakers at the Housing Conference on September 10th, which will focus on the government’s Rust Zone Housing Program.
“Budapest needs a new balance between the road users in order to reduce traffic jams, to make traveling easier, easier and faster, with fewer transfers and more convenient destinations. If these are met, then – less pollutants” Thanks to emissions “Budapest would have a climate-friendly transport system .
It is important that fewer cars drive through new bypasses in the city center. For this reason, an international tender for the development of fixed-gauge traffic was published, which is why the new South Pest Bridge is being built. Balázs Fürjes.
Many aspects of sustainability will be on the agenda at the Portfolio Sustainable World conference on September 9th.
The affected areas of South Buda and South Pest are the dynamically developing areas of Budapest, and their renewal will be an important, indispensable link in the new Danube bridge and tram line, it said. Dávid Vitézy, CEO of the Budapest Development Center, who emphasized that
The future tram line will provide an unimpeded transfer connection to the renewable H7-HVV on Csepel Island and to the H6-HVV at the Pest bridgehead in Soroksár and Ráckeve.
The Budapest Transport Center (BKK) can decide on the route network and timetables, but according to preliminary studies carried out in consultation with the BKK, the route from Határút metro station to Határút and Gubacsiút can run on the new route. This connects with the northeast tram network in Buda at Fehérvári út and thus with the main hubs of Buda (Móricz Zsigmond körtér, Széll Kálmán tér, Hűvösvölgy).
The government decided to build the new Danube bridge in December 2018. The Budapest Public Development Council – a joint urban development body of the capital’s local government and the government – confirmed in February 2020 that Budapest’s next bridge would be built on Galvani Street in Buda and Illatos Street in Pest.
The publication of the article was supported by the Budapest development center Nonprofit Zrt.
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