In steps between 2013 - 2018
The Hoog Catharijne shopping mall and Utrecht Central are being separated. The current connection between the two will disappear, instead of it a big elevated square will be built. Underneath a bikeshed for 12.500 bikes. Utrecht will effectively get the largest bike parking facility in the world.
From the new square Hoog Catharijne, and Central Station are reached. The fastest route to the rest of the inner city for pedestrians will stay trough Hoog Catharijne but the routes on street level will be upgraded and be a lot more pleasant than they are at present.