From all-car towards co-existence for all road users
Thanks to construction of the City of Luxembourg eastern bypass, the expressway which crossed the Kirchberg plateau and was a main route in and out of the city was transformed into an urban boulevard, with junctions controlled by traffic lights in place of the old interchanges. The Weimershof junction, the Bricherhof junction and, most recently, the Porte de l’Europe junction have been successively backfilled and redeveloped.
The appearance of the Avenue John F. Kennedy, running across the plateau following the east-west axis over a distance of 3.5 km, was decisively changed with the arrival of the tram in 2017. Of its 62-metre width, around two-thirds is now given over to public transport and active mobility – all with a view to making the space available for pedestrians and cyclists. Planting, using indigenous plants and laid out as verges along the road, contribute to greening and prevent heat islands from building up in the urban environment.
The streets within the districts are laid out in a grid arrangement; the network of cycle paths is set out separately from the car routes.