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Photo: Photo: Golli. Pedestrians walking down Reykjavík’s busiest street, Laugavegur.

Laugavegur Pedestrian Zone to be Better Marked

The intersection of Laugavegur and Frakkastígur, where Laugavegur turns into a pedestrian zone, will be better marked in the coming days.

Two-Thirds of Reykjavík Residents Support Pedestrian Zones

According to Vísir, preparations will be made for the changes in signage in the coming weeks leading up to Easter, with the new signage implemented soon after Easter.

City authorities have identified the intersection as a problem, with many drivers confused as to whether or not they can drive through the pedestrian-only area. It needs to be clearer, say city planners, that the relevant section of Laugavegur is indeed a walking district.

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City of Reykjavík

In an announcement by the City of Reykjavík, it is stated that the curbs and surface of the area highlighted above will be re-paved. The work will only be on the surface, with no digging or plumbing work. However, during construction, which will last for six to eight weeks, the street will be closed. The city notes, however, that access to foot and bicycle traffic will still be open during the work.

A section of Frakkastígur will also be narrowed during the work. Plans are also in place for an expansion of outdoor dining areas in the walking district.


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