Espoo Public Works Department is preparing outdoor recreation routes for the park areas known as Mäkkylänmetsä and Sotatuomarinpuisto. The intention is to plan a 3.5-m wide lit outdoor recreation route surfaced with crushed stone fines in the Mäkkylänmetsä Park. The route will improve the connection from Sotaleskenpolku to the pedestrian and bicycle route along Ring I and to the Sotaleskensilta Bridge. Resident event will be held on Tuesday, 23 November in Otaniemi at 16:30–17:30. Address: Tekniikantie 15 Espoo. We hope to see you there!
The Sotatuomarinpuisto Park includes a protected site of historical relics. There is a World War I cannon path in the protected site. Part of the cannon path is located on the plot of the adjacent residential care home, which is a fenced private property. The intention is to plan a narrow, approximately 2.5-m wide unlit outdoor recreation route to the point where the connection has been lost. No action will be taken on the old cannon path.
There are flying squirrel habitats on both sides of Ring I. Planning will take into account significant flying squirrel trees and the aim is to plan the outdoor recreation routes so that as much of the existing trees as possible will be preserved.
During the planning process, the views of users and residents on the project will be established.
The planning process started in August 2021. The park plan phase will be followed by the construction planning phase. The plans will be completed in 2022. The construction schedule will be specified later, our goal is to implement the routes over the next few years.
Resident event will be held on Tuesday, 23 November in Otaniemi at 16:30–17:30. Address: Tekniikantie 15 Espoo. We hope to see you there!
Commenting the draft is possible at the resident event or by email until 7 December 2021.