When I first came to Patras in 2010, Riga Fereou was under reconstruction to become pedestrians only street, closed for any car traffic. The idea of transforming city centers into traffic-free zones is followed in many European cities and it always works well. For over 2 years now, crowds of people, specially in winter months, can enjoy relaxing “volta”, shopping and coffee, without hundreds of cars around them.
Hopefully, more and more streets will join Riga Fereou to combine to whole network of pedestrian paths in Patra.
Photo: FED-5 camera with AGFA APX100 B&W film