Case - Oranjestad (AW)

Early 2010 Rob van der Bijl (RVDB-lightrail.nl/Fava) was assigned by the government of Aruba to address and assess the ongoing schemes for new infrastructures – a motorway from Oranjestad to Saint-Nicolas, as well as a proposed new tramway at downtown Oranjestad.
For Fava this case is important as it shows the importance of proper infrastructural conditions when one is involved in commercial and social renewal of downtown areas.

June 7, 2012 - According the President of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association, Michelle Paige, the new tram has a 'wow factor': "Caya Grandi y sistema di tram lo ta un 'wow factor' pa Aruba cu lo habri hopi porta pa turismo crucero".

 

Sketch of renewal downtown Oranjestad (Aruba) by Rob van der Bijl (January 2010).