Railway corridor study
Unlocking development potential along urban railway corridors
Location: Kaliningrad, Russia
Programme: Study of inner city resources along the railway infrastructure
Railway infrastructure is seen as an important resource for the City of Kaliningrad today. There are discussions on using it for high-speed urban public transport and which in turn would allow activating the adjacent territories.
We show that significant areas along the railway lines are used inefficiently or not at all.
3.029 hectares lie within 500 meters from the railway lines in Kaliningrad. However, only 30% of these territories are occupied by dense urban development. The majority – 60% have significant potential to increase its use. The total surface of these areas in Kaliningrad is 1.829 hectares. The most significant of them are industrial zones – often heavily under utilized (33.8%), wasteland without any current use (23.1%), parking lots with individual garages (10.1%), military sites and allotment gardens.
These areas offer a big potential for redevelopment along railway lines that should go along with the integration of transportation hubs and stations into a new system of high-speed urban rail transit.
MLA+: Yana Golubeva, Gavriil Malishev, Mikhail Stepura, Daniil Veretennikov