Nicosia aims to get citizens walking (Cyprus)

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 23 Sep 2014
Nicosia is planning to fully or partly pedestrianise 49 roads and convert five roads into one-way streets to improve the quality of life for its residents.
The process of pedestrianisation will contibute to making the city centre a popular place to visit for tourists and residents. Some of these areas have been neglected for several decades, and the changes have made a big impact to the quality of life on the streets.

The city is following a master plan which provides for combined actions in different parts of the old town, which are hoped will provide the basis for lasting regeneration of the city.

The municipal council has highlighted that the improvements will be introduced gradually to give car drivers time to adapt to the changes, and that the needs of road users and residents of the affected areas will be considered throughout the process.

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