Groningen wants to remain an attractive destination for all its visitors, which is why it is investing in a major upgrade of the roads, bridges, train stations, railways and bicycle paths in and around the city. For example, in the coming years there will be drastic changes to the southern ring road, and Central Station, the station area and the railway itself will be completely redeveloped. All these investments are intended to make the city of Groningen easier to reach and so strengthen the northern economy. While this major project is underway, however, it will temporarily be harder to get in and out of the city.
The businesses involved, the local authorities and the many other partners will do their best to ensure the city and the region remain as accessible as possible throughout. Groningen Bereikbaar (Accessible Groningen) has been established to ensure that all parties cooperate effectively and coordinate their work on the various projects.
- coordinates the various projects to keep traffic disruptions to a minimum
- provides information on roadworks, travel times and travel alternatives
- provides travel advice
- encourages smart travelling and working
- helps travellers to find alternative transport
All managers of roads, bridges and railways in the region are cooperating intensively in Groningen Bereikbaar, which comprises the Municipality of Groningen, the Province of Groningen, the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management, ProRail, the Groningen-Assen Region and the Province of Drenthe.
The region’s employers (businesses and non-profit organizations) are represented in the steering committee of Groningen Bereikbaar by Annie Krist, chair of the Business Community Advisory Committee. Kirst is also the CEO of Gasterra.