- What effect will Bosk have on traffic?
Bosk will affect the traffic situation in the city, but the impact will differ per location. The streets and squares where the Bosk is located will be closed to bike, scooter, and car traffic. That means there will also be traffic detours for car traffic at each location. Because the trees will be set up in phases, the traffic situation may vary from day to day. Of course we will do our best to keep disruption to a minimum.
- Will I be able to access my house by car?
If your house is on a street or square where the forest will be located for several days, you won’t be able to access your house by car during that time.
- Will I still be able to park my car?
Permit and subscription holders will be offered alternative locations in sections of the city centre where Bosk temporarily makes parking impossible. More information will follow and will be available on the municipality’s website in early April.
- As a permit and subscription holder, can I be reimbursed for the cost of parking somewhere else?
If you need to park somewhere else on days that Bosk is on your street and incur any costs, you can submit them for reimbursement. Just e-mail your expense claim to:
LF2018-2028 Attn. Bosk Snekertrekweg 1 8912 AA Leeuwarden email@example.com
You can use this claim form. Unable to download the form or don’t have access to e-mail? Then please contact the organisation at 06-14480512.
- Will I be able to access my house by bike or on foot?
Your house will always be accessible on foot. For safety reasons, please walk your bike through the forest.
- Will emergency services be able to get through the forest?
There will always be an access route through the forest so emergency services can drive through in case of emergencies.
- Will people with walkers and strollers be able to get through the forest?
The space between the trees will always be wide enough for strollers, walkers, or wheelchairs to easily navigate.
- I need in-home care, will the providers still be able to reach me?
Of course your home will be accessible to care services. In addition to emergency services, traffic controllers will always allow care services, GPs, or patient transport to use the access route. We would appreciate it if you would let us know ahead of time if you have any planned visits or transport. Then we can be sure to give the traffic controllers the right instructions. We will also get in touch with the various healthcare services. We can be reached at 06-14480512 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I get in touch with Bosk before 2 Mayemail@example.com
Before 2 May, we can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Who can I call or e-mail about questions and emergencies during the 100 days?
During the project, from 2 May to 14 August, we can be reached 24 hours a day, every day of the week, on our mobile number: 06-14480512. You can also message us on WhatsApp. This mobile number will be managed by multiple Bosk production officers. You can also e-mail us at email@example.com.
- Will there be security?
Security services won’t always be available in the forest. Security guards will only be making rounds during what we expect to be busy times during the day. Night security will be on site in the forest on Friday and Saturday nights.
- How will bus traffic be handled?
Bus traffic will continue as usual, but with some detours at certain times. Please check www.bosk.frl and www.leeuwarden.nl/bosk for an overview of the affected lines.
- Will there be toilets in the forest?
There will be toilet facilities at each forest location, including a disabled toilet. The toilets will be clearly signposted. There are also a number of public toilets in Leeuwarden city centre. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafés along the Bosk route and in the surrounding area.
- What else happens in the forest?
There will be scheduled programmes on certain days in the forest, including a children’s programme, audio tours, performing arts productions, etc. You can see a complete overview here.
The forest will be dotted with small ring lights that give the forest a fairy-tale feel. There are also forest sounds, like leaves rustling, birdsong, etc.
The ring lights are lit from sunset to 2:00 am at the latest during the week and 3:00 am at the latest on weekends. The sounds can be heard from 9:00 am to midnight during the week and until 1:00 am on weekends. The soundscape will be comparable to normal street noise.
- Who will keep the forest clean?
Of course, we hope Bosk visitors will be courteous about cleaning up rubbish. The organisation will ensure that your street and/or square is kept clean and that Bosk leaves the space clean, as well.
- How accessible is Bosk?
We will always avoid routes for the blind free when installing planters. At locations where there are no routes for the blind, there will be various different planters. As a blind or visually impaired person, if you follow a fixed route through the city, you will need to keep the planters in mind or perhaps take an alternative route to avoid Bosk locations. The planters will be installed with enough space to walk between them using a wheelchair or walker, although the route may meander slightly.
- Delivery times and loading and unloading
Delivery times will be adjusted during Bosk for loading and unloading: 7:30 – 11:00 am. Delivery times will end one hour earlier than usual, because we’ll be welcoming school groups to the forest between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm.
The access route through the forest can be used to make deliveries in the hours listed above. This also applies to streets that aren’t normally subject to delivery times.
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