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Monday, May 23, 2022

Imagine a City Without Cars

Before with Traffic

Plaza del Ayuntamiento Today

One more piece in the puzzle to make Valencia's historic center a pedestrian zone was the grand Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the city square. This photo doesn't really do the square justice because you see so few people walking around. On any given day, the square is teeming with people. This project had some very bitter opposition, although no one is complaining now, especially not any of the businesses in the square which have all been overrun with clients. Take away cars and people rush in filling the vacuum.

This video shows a portion of the pedestrian project for the Mercado Central and La Lonja de la Seda area. On the other side, the Plaza de Brujas has also undergone a major facelift. Before, this area was nothing but cars racing past.

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