Athens "Great Walk" plan scaled back amid criticism

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, SYRIZA
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An ambitious plan to pedestrianise large sections of Athens city centre has been scaled back drastically following a slew of criticism from the public and some urban planners.

The “Great Walk” which was launched by Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis in May as a major urban intervention initially enjoyed strong cross-party support in the city council, but its rushed implementation during the easing of the Greek capital’s lockdown coupled...

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