On the occasion of the beginning of the European Mobility Week, which runs until September 22nd, the mayor of Zagreb, Tomislav Tomašević, along with deputy mayors Danijela Dolenec and Luka Korlaet, today inaugurated a new pedestrian zone in downtown Zagreb.
The new zone is in part of Masarykova Street, stretching from Gundulićeva to Teslina, and in a section of Preradovićeva Street in downtown Zagreb.
The mayor emphasised that the establishment of this pedestrian zone is another step towards returning the city to pedestrians, following the establishment of pedestrian zones in Mala Martićeva and Stara Vlaška.
It is introduced to free up as much public space as possible for pedestrians and cyclists and to encourage citizens to use public transportation.
“By introducing pedestrian zones, we aim to improve the quality of life for residents by reducing noise and pollution and to provide all citizens and our guests with a safe and unobstructed enjoyment of the vistas of the city centre, following the example of the most developed Western European metropolises,” Mayor Tomašević said, announcing that on September 22nd, the last day of European Mobility Week, public transportation will be free for all citizens.
Today, in Masarykova Street, citizens were greeted with a cultural and artistic program that will continue for several days, and the renowned street artist Lunar painted the intersection of Preradovićeva, Teslina, and Masarykova streets.