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Budapest even greener – section of Mester utca to be grassed over and pedestrianised

The creation of ever more pedestrian- and cycle-friendly streets around Budapest is leading to a more liveable city. Now, another initiative has been added to this trend – the greening over of the section of Mester utca between Ferenc körút and Haller utca in gentrifying District IX.

The inner section of Mester utca, between Ferenc körút and Haller utca, is now part of a city-wide move to make Budapest greener, and more in tune with the needs of the 21st century. A main tram-lined thoroughfare from the Nagykörút to south Pest, Mester utca has the potential to be a street for spending time in rather than passing through.

After a public consultation issued by the Budapest Transport Company (BKK), the results of the questionnaire showed that the majority wished lesser traffic, better parking and a rethink on where trams run.


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