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.

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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.

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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.

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