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Reconsidering Sustainable Mobility Patterns in Cultural Route Planning: Andreas Syngrou Avenue, Greece

Department of Geography and Regional Planning, School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Heroon Polytechniou Str., 9, Zographou Campus, 15780 Athens, Greece
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Heritage 2019, 2(2), 1702-1723; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020104
Received: 7 April 2019 / Revised: 10 June 2019 / Accepted: 12 June 2019 / Published: 16 June 2019
Culture is frequently used as a means of promoting sustainable urban development. Indeed, in many areas across Europe, cultural and recreational routes or clusters have so far been utilized in order for urban regeneration and structural reconstruction to be pursued. Such routes have been developed in Greek cities as well, e.g., in the cities of Volos, Thessaloniki, and Athens. In the Greek capital, Athens, a couple of axes are actually recognized as cultural ones. Andreas Syngrou Avenue, initially designed as a six/eight-lane freeway located at the heart of the Athens metropolitan area, is one distinguished example. By focusing on this axis as a cultural route/cluster, the goal of this article is to elaborate on smart and sustainable mobility patterns for strengthening its cultural/recreational identity and increasing its attractiveness. To accomplish this goal, critical problems confining citizens’ mobility and access to various cultural landmarks in this area are identified and are properly dealt with, stressing the importance of sustainable mobility in relevant cultural planning endeavors. Based on the study and an assessment of the current state of this route (land uses, traffic loads, design qualities, and environmental affordances), a sustainable mobility proposal is provided in order for a master plan that enhances and develops the cultural function and identity of this route. View Full-Text
Keywords: cultural routes/clusters; sustainable mobility; urban regeneration; master plan; Andreas Syngrou Avenue cultural routes/clusters; sustainable mobility; urban regeneration; master plan; Andreas Syngrou Avenue
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Bakogiannis, E.; Kyriakidis, C.; Siti, M.; Floropoulou, E. Reconsidering Sustainable Mobility Patterns in Cultural Route Planning: Andreas Syngrou Avenue, Greece. Heritage 2019, 2, 1702-1723. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020104

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Bakogiannis E, Kyriakidis C, Siti M, Floropoulou E. Reconsidering Sustainable Mobility Patterns in Cultural Route Planning: Andreas Syngrou Avenue, Greece. Heritage. 2019; 2(2):1702-1723. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020104

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Bakogiannis, Efthimios; Kyriakidis, Charalampos; Siti, Maria; Floropoulou, Eleni. 2019. "Reconsidering Sustainable Mobility Patterns in Cultural Route Planning: Andreas Syngrou Avenue, Greece" Heritage 2, no. 2: 1702-1723. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage2020104

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