Traffic and transport
Traffic and transport: excellent connections, conscious deceleration
At Seestadt, mobility is guaranteed by excellent connections to a mix of fast, environment-friendly public transport options (underground/metro, tram, local, regional and intercity train services and buses). At the same time, however, the emphasis is on short distances and conscious deceleration, with priority given to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. E-mobility and car-sharing facilities and an attractive network of footpaths and cycleways enhance the modal mix.
The fact that an efficient, high-capacity public transport link (extension of underground line U2) has been put in place prior to the overall development of the project allows a uniform regulation providing for 0.7 parking spaces per housing unit throughout the entire development. Car parking provision in the public space has been significantly reduced in favour of everyday quality of life and universal accessibility. The underground parking facilities are accommodated in a simplified system of communal neighbourhood garages, which both enlivens the public space and ensures that in large parts of the development public transport is equally close to home as the private car. A portion of the savings made on garage construction flows back into the mobility fund, which is used to support alternative forms of mobility.
5 October 2013 saw the official opening of the U2 underground/metro line extension to Seestadt. With the stations Aspern Nord in the northern part of the new development and Seestadt in the centre, aspern Seestadt boasts excellent links to Vienna's underground railway network. The journey to Vienna city centre takes just 25 minutes. Aspern station will function as a public transport hub and interchange for intercity trains to Bratislava, regional and suburban rail lines and underground, tram and bus services.
A number of bus services link Seestadt to the surrounding area and tram route 26 will serve Seestadt from the north via the U2 station Hausfeldstraße. In addition, six bus routes in all directions connect aspern Seestadt to the rest of the municipal district and the wider region. A further bus link to aspern Seestadt is also in the pipeline.
Getting around safely – on foot and by bike
aspern Seestadt is designed to encourage walking and cycling. Tree-lined thoroughfares, grassy areas and lively ground-floor zones make it a pleasure to be out and about. A dense network of footpaths and cycle routes throughout the entire development guarantees a high level of traffic safety. The cycle paths at aspern are attractively laid out and well lit, and there are ample cycle parking facilities in both public spaces and in the individual residential buildings.
aspern Seestadt travel times
Travel times by public transport:
|Vienna central railway station||17 min|
|Vienna city center||25 min|
|Bratislava central railway station||30 min|
Travel times by car:
|Vienna airport||15 min|
|Bratislava airport||45 min|
Local + International: