Wageningen municipality doesn’t want the campus ring road. In a letter to the provincial authority, it says it prefers to widen and alter the existing roads.
The municipality has gone for this option as it enjoys wider support. The campus ring road has met with a lot of opposition in the Noordwest district. The new road would adjoin this residential district. The expectation is that widening the Mansholtlaan and Nijenoordallee roads could be achieved more quickly. The provincial authority has its doubts about this solution, mainly because of the limited options for detours if there is only one route. Traffic would then come to a standstill if there is an incident. The campus ring road does include an alternative route, which would keep traffic moving.
The municipality wants to work with the provincial authority and Wageningen UR on additional measures to safeguard traffic flows. One such measure could be occasionally allowing cars in the bus lane. Alternatives for the car and better utilization of the road capacity are other options being explored. Wageningen UR still sees access from the north via Kielekampsteeg/ Bornsesteeg as a possibility. Agreements on this have already been made with the provincial authorities. But the municipality says it will only cooperate with this option if the provincial authority drops the campus ring road.