Because of higher electromagnetic radiation, there are no residential developments along high voltage routes. This provides opportunities for nature, such as the Rietveld Park in Nesselande in Rotterdam. The 2-kilometre route intersects with a residential neighbourhood with a lot of water, and separates it into an eastern and a western part. The buildings on both sides of the route give the area a spatial boundary. The park is laid out with islands, reeds (the park’s name refers to a plant species that is important to this park) and water bodies. A network of trails and bridges can be used for many different recreational activities. At the same time, it is a haven for urban nature. Because it was laid out as a park, the Rietveld Park does not actually separate both sides of Nesselande, but connects them instead. It is simultaneously an important ecological corridor that plays a role in the district’s sustainable water management.
-Rotterdam (NL) 2005-2010
-Gemeente (Municipality of) Rotterdam