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List of some sidewalks in Tehran being improved

Improvement and connection of sidewalks in district 1
- Chamran Exp. (+ bicycle lane)
- Modares Exp.
- Bahonar St.
- Yemen St.
- Rashidol Din Fazlollah Blvd.
- Beheshti University Sq.
- 21m Darakeh St.
- Moqadas Ardebili St.
- Omaar St.
- Lavasani St.
- Aqdasieh St.
- Sabari St.
- Pour Ebtehaj St.
http://www.hamshahri.net/news.aspx?id=92993
http://www.hamshahri.net/news.aspx?id=107948

Central Tehran
- Khorasan St.
- 15th Khordad St.
- Nazemol Taba St.
- Nasser Khosro St.
- Behesht St.
- Khayyam St.
- Mofateh St.
http://www.hamshahri.net/news.aspx?id=91697
 

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New Pedestrian Projects in the Center of Tehran
December 5th, 2010

Two more streets in center of Tehran will be changed to pedestrian streets. These two are Bab-Homayoon and Naser-Khosro streets in highly busy center of Tehran. According to Zone 12 of the Municipality of Tehran, the project for changing the function of streets will be started soon.

Another part of the city that have both historical value and also a corrupted urban and social problems is Marvi Alley. There are some plans for this old alley too. As the managing director of the Beautification Organization of the Municipality of Tehran says, the regeneration plan of Marvi Alley is being considered. More projects like these could reduce smog holidays.

Sepahsalar Street was the first major street in the center of Tehran that became pedestrian about three years ago. The governmental authorities and the municipality observed a good feedback from the people, who were tired of busy and noisy streets and thousands of cars. Then some other suggestions like the regeneration and pedestrianization plans, which were mentioned, were presented.

These days, the urban travels have been quite hard for the residents of Tehran. The jobs are centralized in the center of the city and that can be great problem for a city of more than 13 million inhabitants. The result is a very populated and polluted city center. Therefore, the people seem happy to walk in pedestrian, newly renovated streets.

Another old street that is a target of the similar projects is 15-Khordad Street, which similar to Bab-Homayoon and Naser-Khosro and a remainder of the nineteenth-century Tehran. The probable extension of these projects can be developing pedestrian belt around the Grand Bazaar of Tehran.
http://www.greenprophet.com/2010/12/new-pedestrian-iran/
 

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If they build more bike-lines, the people will more use bikes instead of cars / taxis and as a result we have less pollution...
 

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If they build more bike-lines, the people will more use bikes instead of cars / taxis and as a result we have less pollution...
Tehran's biking culture disappeared after the 1950s with easy access to automobiles and I don't see it coming back anytime soon despite all the efforts to build lanes and provide free bicycles. We're too car dependant right now.
 

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Tehran's biking culture disappeared after the 1950s with easy access to automobiles and I don't see it coming back anytime soon despite all the efforts to build lanes and provide free bicycles. We're too car dependant right now.
Yes, unfortunately... . There is a long way to convince the people of using bikes instead of cars.
^ It actually worked in Esfahan.
It's way better than Tehran, but still in a bad situation. Hardly any street has bike-lines, so you have to ride in the street. This is very hard with the traffic problem that Esfahan has. I know many parents not allowing their children to drive their bikes to go to school or somewhere more apart, because they fear they will fall down, because there aren't enough lines and or space for riding bikes. Esfahan is by far better than Tehran, but as said it's simply not good enough.
 

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Tehran Sidewalks to Be Standardized

Since 115 years ago when Tehran Municipality was established, civil operations were under its supervision. Now, for the first time, a directive has been prepared to standardize sidewalks in the capital city which is an extension of Tehran Municipality’s “human-based transportation” policy.

Shahr reported that the directive has been derived from creditable domestic and foreign sources and assessment of more than 200 sidewalks in the capital city and over 22 districts of Tehran.

This method has reduced costs of improving Tehran sidewalks by 20 percent and has paid special attention to value engineering in the city. It gives priority to pedestrians and is hoped to reduce accidents involving pedestrians.

Ja'far Tashakkori Hashemi, deputy mayor for transportation and traffic, says narrow sidewalks made citizens to use major and minor streets for walking. “But Tehran Municipality has taken a new approach in past years to widen sidewalks using quality materials and observing accurate technical and engineering specifications in order to make sidewalks a safer place for citizens.”

He added that human-based transportation is strategic policy of Tehran Municipality in addition to facilitating traffic for visually impaired persons, as well as removing obstacles and steps. The plan also pays attention to traffic load in various streets as well as use of sidewalks by motorcycles.

29/05/2012
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http://en.tehran.ir/default.aspx?tabid=77&ArticleId=697

Happy to see Tehran getting closer to a pedestrian friendly city. It's about time.
 

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Indeed, hopefully we can expect something like Tokyo, top-class public transport and many non-vehicle zones like Shibuya Crossing.
 

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couples thoughts came to mind, what are they going to do with the canals and are the streets going to end up cramped like london?
 
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