madrid - One of the biggest and most important shopping streets of Madrid, the prestigious boulevard Gran Via, to be pedestrianized. Mayor Manuela Carmena want to have achieved by the end of its mandate in the summer of 2019.
That said the 72-year-old leftist politician Thursday in a radio interview. However, it will be investigated how the provisions for public transport can be integrated into the project in peace.
In recent weeks Carmina has traffic on the Gran Via been drastically reduced to award the shopping and strolling the public space for the Christmas shopping. This test gained good experience. Shopkeepers told the mayor that they have achieved in December 15 percent more sales than the year before.
The first part of the Gran Via, surrounded by the maze of streets in the old center of the Spanish capital was put into operation in 1924. The boulevard is 1.3 kilometers long and 35 meters wide in some places. Besides beautiful buildings, hotels, shops, restaurants and cinemas are also famous theaters in the Broadway ' Madrid '.