MIRT “new style” study successfully completed

De Zwarte Hond, Goudappel Coffeng, Rebel and Tauw have explored how the cohesion of the Rotterdam – The Hague metropolitan region can be increased on a spatial, social, economic and mobility level. 

The final report contains important recommendations about how accessibility measures can help create an economically-strong metropolitan region with an attractive living environment and opportunities for all inhabitants. 

In this process, Daan Zandbelt, appointed by former Chief Government Advisor Rients Dijkstra, acted as “spatial thinker”. In this capacity he was responsible for linking the various administrative and social objectives with accessibility assignments and for gaining the support of all the relevant stakeholders for this purpose.

The future vision with accompanying assignments for the metropolitan region was determined by the five clients. This MIRT “new style” study is the first to be successfully completed. The full report can be downloaded here (in Dutch).
The results form an important step for the Sustainable Accessibility Rotterdam – The Hague regional programme and a number of other programmes in the area.

The study is a joint assignment of five commissioning parties, namely the Government, the Province of South Holland, the Rotterdam – The Hague Metropolitan region, and the municipalities of Rotterdam and The Hague. The Long-Range Infrastructure, Spatial Planning and Transport Programme (MIRT) focuses on balancing investment in accessibility between the national government and the region.