New Athens urban development plan offes new experience to tourists
The equation that experts were called upon to solve was how and how much public space can be recovered from cars to be returned to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport
The Athens urban development plan is a new experience offering citizens and tourists alternative ways of transportation in the capital, Athens mayor Costas Bakoyannis announced on Sunday in a statement to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA). The plan provides for a 6.8 km-long pedestrian walk that also includes the Athens historical centre while 50,000 sq.m. free public space will be made accessible to citizens and visitors upon completion of the project as well as a new bike lane on Panepistimiou Street.