Pedestrians, cyclists given more space in Chania, Crete
The mayor of Chania on the island Crete has unveiled an 11 million euro plan to give more space to pedestrians and cyclists in a move he says will lead the city into the future.
At a presentation in Crete on Monday, Chania mayor Tasos Vamvoukas said a green strip will be created in the city along the streets of Str. Tzanakaki, Hatzimichail Giannari, Skalidi and Pireos, helping reducing car traffic in the city.
Th plan will include widening the footpath along this stretch and creating a bike path, said the mayor.
This change will be extended at a later stage to the whole city, adopting modern city living methods seen in Europe that boost the quality of living for residents, he added.
Work on the project is expected to start next year.