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According to a freshly published government decree, car traffic will be banned in Budapest’s City Park and part of Heroes’ Square; the promenade will only be used by pedestrians and cyclists. 

As Hungarian news portal 24 reports, the decision has been made by the Budapest Development Centre based on the agreement of the city management and the government.

Accordingly, car traffic will be banned at Kós Károly Promenade passing through Budapest’s City Park and will be entirely dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists.

Based on the government decree, the following transport policy objectives and measures have been set:

  • The City Park will be completely car-free; Kós Károly Promenade and the Zoo Boulevard will be closed from car traffic. Traffic restrictions do not affect trolleybuses. 
  • The city’s iconic historic square, Heroes’ Square, along with the Art Gallery and the Museum of Fine Art, will be completely car-free.

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  • Surface parking will be prohibited in City Park (except for a short section of the Zoo Boulevard); parking will become available in the new underground garage on Dózsa György Road, built within the framework of the Liget Budapest project.

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  • For car traffic coming from the M3 motorway, a new P+R parking lot will be built, providing 1,500 available parking places at the junction of the M3 motorway entrance. Its planning will begin later this summer.
  • A new road and tram overpass will be designed, connecting Districts 13 and 14 that can help the traffic coming from the M3 motorway to avoid the City Park, which is closed to cars.

The Budapest Development Centre will perform the preparation and planning tasks in cooperation with the Centre of Budapest Transport based on the government decision.

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