AIVP Recommendation

Extending the network of existing physical communication infrastructure (road and rail) to City Port territory under development is a means of integrating these territories into the urban structure. Also, new types of connection infrastructure are needed to help end the physical isolation of these sites: pedestrian access, bicycle paths, tramways, buses, etc. These new links – including bridges, footpaths, tunnels, bypasses, to name a few – will be particularly important when parts of the port have been cut off by railways, highways, etc.

Vancouver (Canada)

In Vancouver, Low Level Road was a highway running along the North Vancouver waterfront, parallel with the rail tracks and close to residential units with views of the water and the growing port activities.


Miami (United States)

The construction of the port tunnel began on May 2010. The tunnel provides a direct link between two highways and the cargo and cruise ship ports located on Dodge Island.


Marseilles (France)

The demolition of a highway overpass which separated the Joliette Docks from their maritime façade, plus the construction of a tunnel, made it possible to create a 2.5 km urban boulevard between Fort Saint-Jean and the CMA-CGM tower on the new city/port interface.