The Mayor of the City, Rodolfo Suarez, officially inaugurated the Avenida Arístides Villanueva emodeling, which has been turned into a modern walk designed especially for pedestrians.
After the work, included in the ambitious Urban Renovation Plan, the new Paseo Arístides Villanueva –from Av. Boulogne Sur Mer to Av. Belgrano– provides a design that is characterized by promoting better accessibility to people –such as a factor of urban development. The streets and sidewalks leveling allow pedestrian traffic to be more practical for everyone and especially for those with reduced mobility.
In the economic aspect, the works seek to transform cities to make them more attractive and competitive. It is a concept that aims at the strategic urban modification promoted by governments. For this reason, open shopping centers represent a fundamental transformation factor, where pedestrian traffic is prioritized, so that neighbors choose to walk to commercial areas.
Pedestrian schemes in the center of the city have been structured in such a way it allow short, medium and long term to implement projects that encourage and strengthen pedestrian recognition of their city and the belonging sense that stimulates walking through the city, center on an adequate infrastructure that safely facilitates mobility and enjoyment.
The work: modern and pedestrianizing concept
In detail, the road was renewed with cobblestones, the levels between streets and sidewalks were unified, the ditches and bridges were reconstructed, the sidewalks were extended with inclusive designs, the architectural barriers were eliminated, and the intersections corners were widened for greater security.
In addition, the power and telecommunications cables were buried, and greater and better lighting was installed throughout the route.
And along the way, smart bicycle stations, green points and common waste containers were installed, among other upgrades.