Grand Walk set to reach Syn­tagma on Satur­day

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The Grand Walk, a net­work of pedes­trian and bi­cy­cle lanes in the cen­ter of Athens, will ex­tend to the lower end of Syn­tagma Square from Satur­day evening.

The num­ber of lanes for mo­tor ve­hi­cles will be re­duced from six to four and no neg­a­tive im­pact on traf­fic is ex­pected, ac­cord­ing to the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Athens.

More specif­i­cally, the in­ter­ven­tion will be made on the sec­tion of road from the in­ter­sec­tion with Kara­gior­gis Servias to that with Mitropoleo­s.

The plan is that there will be three traf­fic lanes for all mo­tor ve­hi­cles and one ex­clu­sively for buses. How­ever, for the time be­ing, other traf­fic will also be al­lowed to use the bus lane too.

The Grand Walk project’s aim is to free up 50,000 square me­ters of space, cre­ate 2,000 park­ing spots for mo­tor­cy­cles and 12 taxi stands, and speed up bus ser­vices.

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