Large-scale reconstruction of Syntagma Square completed

Residents and visitors of Greece can again enjoy walking along the lower part of Syntagma Square - it opened after a large-scale reconstruction. The renovated Athenian Syntagma has become more convenient for people with disabilities, as well as for parents with strollers and others who need ramps and wide sidewalks. In total, 1300 square meters of additional space were added to the 2300 square meters of the lower part of Syntagma for a comfortable stay.
 
In recent years, not only Athens, but the whole of Greece is being transformed and is becoming a more urbanized accessible environment for everyone without exception. At the same time, the projects being implemented always provide for the maximum preservation of the historical characteristics of the country's territories with a centuries-old heritage, in the case of the square - heritage of the Greek king Otto of Bavaria, as well as conservation of nature, improvement of the ecological situation. Those who worked on Syntagma managed to maintain that delicate balance between history and modernity, urbanism and nature.
 
 
Planned and implemented improvements to Syntagma Square include:
 
  • Expansion of the pedestrian zone in front of the Ermou street
  • Planting mature trees that will provide shaded areas to improve the comfort of vacationers, and will also help maintain air quality in areas bordering the roadway.
  • Reorganization of the roadway - reducing traffic lanes from six to four - to reduce car traffic, noise and air pollution from exhaust gases.
  • Separation of the bus lane and expansion of the number of bus stops, making it easier for guests and residents to move around the city without their own car.
  • Installation of urban equipment and small architectural forms, in particular, the renewal of storm drains, waste bins, the installation of two public fountains.
  • Works for the improvement of lighting at night - 50 new lights not only brighter, but also much more economical than the old ones, which in the long term will help the city reduce costs and light pollution.
  • Infrastructure change in favor of its adaptation for the unhindered movement of people with disabilities, people with limited mobility and guests of the city.
 
Source: newsbomb.gr

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