The second phase of the Keflavík Airport Area Masterplan officially begins
The workshop held in Reykjanesbaer, Iceland, from September 19 to September 22 marks the start of the second phase of the Keflavík Airport Area Strategic Masterplan commissioned by Kadeco to a team directed by KCAP Architects and Planners of Zurich, Switzerland for which MIC-HUB is developing the mobility strategy, after a competition won in 2021. This phase will detail the strategy defined in the first phase and will be completed with the production of a complete masterplan by December 2022.
The workshop at Kadeco offices put together the complete masterplan team composed of consultants from Iceland, UK, Italy, the Netherlands, France and Switzerland. Several stakeholders were also present at the workshop and, in particular, the representatives of the municipalities of Reykjanesbær and Suðurnesjabær, the Road and transport Authority of Iceland (Vegagerðin) and the management of Keflavik airport Isavia.
The mobility strategy for the Keflavik Airport area masterplan includes:
• A study of the local public transport system, considering on-schedule lines as well as “demand responsive transit” to low demand areas;
• A fast and direct connection from the airport to the capital city Reykjavik, well connected with the local public transport system by a number of interchange hubs;
• A plan to reconstruct the last 6 km of the “airport corridor” road connecting the airport with Reykjavik, to guarantee high travel speed and uncongested flows, accounting for the growth of the population and jobs stimulated by the masterplan, as well as the growth in passenger traffic at Keflavik airport;
• A network of local streets that innervate the towns and connect them, allowing connection with the airport corridor but also local mobility without involving it;
• A network of infrastructures for active mobility that allows safe movement of pedestrians and cyclists both within the urban areas and between them.
Last week, on the “mobility day” MIC-HUB presented and discussed the points above: the public transport strategy was presented in the morning, and the road and street system in the afternoon. The contribution of the stakeholders to the strategy presented by MIC-HUB was of the greatest importance for its finalization.