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Reykjavík Residents Support Pedestrian Streets

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Reykjavík Residents Support Pedestrian Streets

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Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The majority of Reykjavík residents have a positive opinion of pedestrian-only streets in the city centre, Kjarninn reports. The data is from a recent opinion poll conducted by Maskína for the City of Reykjavík.

Overall, 71% of residents say they have a positive opinion of pedestrian streets while 11% say their opinion is negative. Unsurprisingly, the more often residents visit pedestrian streets, the happier they report being with the initiative.

Laugavegur, Bankastræti, Skólavorðustígur, and Austurstræti are just a few of the streets in Reykjavík’s downtown core which are converted into pedestrian-only zones between May 1 and October 1 every year. A quarter of residents said they wanted the zones to be pedestrian-only year-round, more than double the number in a poll conducted last year.

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