Walking in Madrid's centre just got easier

Madrid is planning to go green

Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena is serious about going green. She wants to see the city centre be pedestrianized by the time she leaves office in 2019.

 Many streets in the downtown core of Madrid are already open to pedestrians only. 

Many streets in the downtown core of Madrid are already open to pedestrians only. 

Already the downtown core has opened up many streets to pedestrians. Streets in and around Gran Via and Sol have banned cars.

This is a positive move both for the environment and tourists.

Carmena is proposing to close off the entire Gran Via to cars, leaving access to pedestrians, taxis and buses only.

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