Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pedestrian Street, Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen - Pedestrian Street "Strojet" and Stork Fountain

Postmarked in 1973 with a Germany Umweltschutz Luft (Environmental Air Protection) stamp

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When the volume of traffic increased in the beginning of the 60s in the inner part of the old narrow streets and the expanding shopping areas around central Copenhagen and the sidewalks became more and more crowded with busy pedestrians, who was bumping in to each other and blocking the way – Copenhagen’s City Council decided in 1962 to establish a car free pedestrian zone from the westerly Town Hall Square to Kongens Nytorv (The Kings New Square) in the eastern part of the town called “Strøget” - which also includes a maze of small streets and historical squares that altogether are fanning out from “Strøget” and the mediaeval part of Copenhagen, having a total length of almost 3,2 km., and beeing the oldest and longest pedestrian street system in the world.

1 comment:

REDLAN said...

You have a great collection of postcards.