Starting January, the City of Madrid will close off 190 hectares of its central core to traffic, expanding its restricted vehicular areas to 352 hectares. Vehicles not belonging to residents within the city’s four most central barrios will be restricted to large avenues. If a vehicle enters the car-less zone, and does not have access to one of the 13 official parking lots, the owner will be automatically ticketed €90 ($115 U.S). The new legislation is part of a larger goal to completely pedestrianization central Madrid by 2020.
Architects: Elena Orte y Guillermo Sevillano (SUMA)
Location: Madrid, Spain
Project Date: 2013-
Construction: Diezma Rosell Construcciones s.l.
Photographs: Jesús Granada