Stockholm Royal Seaport – The 5-minute City
Stockholm Royal Seaport, a dense inner city hub with mixed use facilities, is supported by proximity to private and public amenities and parks. It is a 5-minute walk to get to parks and various everyday amenities such as; shops, pre-schools and bus and metro stops, which corresponds to approximately 400 meters. Other amenities such as indoor and outdoor sports facilities and library are also incorporated.
Buss and metro stops
This plays a key role in the sort of travel patterns that are created. It improves equality because women’s and men’s daily lives and travel patterns differ considerably. It also contributes to increased opportunities for active mobility irrespective of age, disability, or other individual circumstances. It is achieved through cross-departmental planning and close collaboration with private service providers and developers.
Stockholm Royal Seaport – Multifunctional public space
The public space is designed with multiple uses in mind, streets and footpaths can be used for children to play on and for people to stroll, the squares are intended as space for people to relax in, public art, but also to hold public events such as flea markets and the visit of the mobile reuse station Pop-Up Reuse.
1% of the total cost of built projects shall be allocated to publicly accessible artwork.
Walkways should be inviting and make it easier to live without cars.
Pop-Up Reuse, which began as an innovation competition within the Royal Seaport project, is a recycling initiative where people can leave or swap items they no longer have use for. In 2019 almost 80 000 items changed hands meaning that 23 000 tons of matter was reused.
Pop-up Reuse. Photo: Stockholm Vatten och Avfall.
Through a reversed traffic hierarchy that prioritizes walking and biking, the streets are made safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Walking, cycling and public transport on Bobergsgatan. Photo: Eric Cung Dinh.