The vast majority of Athenians who live or work in the Greek capital are not happy with the famous “Great Walk of Athens”, a project to create a walking and cycling zone in the city center, which turned out to be a great failure.
Two surveys conducted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Pantheon University in Athens showed that the project did not meet the expectations of citizens.
87.8% of the respondents to the surveys conducted among 1108 people said that they were satisfied with the intervention “not at all” or “insignificantly”.
In addition, 89.4% said the Great Walk of Athens was “poorly designed,” while 89.3% said their needs were not taken into account.
One in three said the Big Walk did not create more problems in the city center, but it didn’t solve them either.
Only 18% of respondents said the project helped reduce traffic, while 55% said the intervention did not reduce traffic in the center of Athens.
The largest number of positive responses (25.4%) was on whether the “Great Walk of Athens” increased the public space.