Road- and path network
In June 2000, the largest road construction project ever undertaken in Linz, the 5.4-kilometer-long Ebelsberg bypass, was opened to traffic. It represented a most important precondition for carrying out the solarCity urban expansion project. The Ebelsberg bypass represents a future-oriented traffic project that illustrates an important goal of urban traffic policy: enhanced quality of life through sustainable urban mobility.
Each of the twelve housing cooperatives involved undertook to comply with certain basic principles, such as constructing all buildings in accordance with low-energy threshold values, and implemented these principles consistently.
These basic principles also included providing underground parking for the 3.000 residents of the solarCity as well as an adequate number of parking places for visitors.
In planning the road and path network, the City of Linz attached particular importance to keeping the housing developments as free of motor vehicles as possible, in order to protect the dwelling environment and the children.
Motor vehicle traffic was reduced to an unobtrusive minimum by routing it only along the promenade and to the individual underground parking lots.
Within the settlement, maximum priority shall be given to pedestrian and cycle traffic.
Local public transport
Extending the tram line no. 2
It leads from the former end stop "Hillerstrasse" along Traundorfer Strasse, through the Mona Lisa Tunnel of the Ebelsberg bypass, to the tracks of the main western railway line. Here it connects with Ebelsberg railway station, and the tram timetable is harmonized with the train times. After traveling through the underpass below the western railway line, the tram continues along Heliosallee on the western perimeter of the solarCity to the stop at Neufelderstrasse, and then directly to the solarCity center.
The end stop and turnaround are located close to the Aumühlbach stream at the eastern end of the solarCity, outside of the residential area.
Bus line 104 extended
To allow residents of Alt-Pichling to use the many central facilities in the solarCity such as the family center, kindergarten, school center, community building, stores, local providers, medical center etc. LINZ LINIEN extended the line of the existing urban bus 104 from the stop "Waldesruh" directly to the center of the solarCity.
The main western railway line, which is an important rail link in the trans-European rail corridor Paris – Bratislava, runs close by the solarCity.
In the course of planning the transport connections of the solarCity with the goal of achieving adequate mobility levels, it was decided to construct a large new underpass beneath the western railway line that would replace the Traundorferstrasse underpass, which could no longer meet the new demands. This underpass was intended to meet the needs of vehicle traffic as well as of public transport.
The upgrading of the western railway line was also intended to offer the possibility of planning a more dense local transport system in the future. To link the railway and the tram system and to make it possible to change easily from one to the other, the station Ebelsberg was integrated into the reconstruction of the Traundorferstrasse underpass.