Photo credits: Theodor Bratt

SWEDENBORGSGATAN

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8000 m2

Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden

Re-Purposing Entire Streets

Every summer, four months from May to September.

Citizens, City planners, others...

The street is converted into a pedestrian street during summer time to contribute to a more vibrant city life and to prioritize pedestrians. It is an efficient way of land use during a time when demand for

parking is lower and demand for public space is higher. Restaurants and businesses are allowed to use the street for commercial purposes. Art installations and other cultural initiatives are also a part of the project. The street is designed to make clear that the street is prioritized for pedestrians and to make any vehicle using the street to travel at low speed. Roughly 50 parking spots are removed during the experiment.

To promote, integrate and test sustainable mobility, add greenery and improve liveability on the street. This project created a new space for art and culture, raise awareness and discuss topics such as public space, environment and mobility. Also to promote local economic activities.

More people walking

More people cycling

More use of shared (e)mobility

Higher sojourn quality

The street use changed (new activities)

Number of visitors increased

New space for interaction

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More greenery
Noise increased

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Photo credits: Theodor Bratt