Criticism of Athens "Great Walk" prompts debate on public spaces

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, Tourism
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The “Great Walk”, a new traffic management plan for central Athens implemented by Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis in the wake of the lockdown, is attracting growing criticism from planning experts, the media and the public.

While many object to the practicalities of the plan, others focus on the manner of its introduction, accusing the mayor, the nephew of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, of lack of democratic consultation.

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