Main Street of Kyoto Develops into Pedestrian-Centric Space

An improvement project has been underway on Shijo Street in Kyoto City, the city’s most crowded street, since November in 2014. Under the slogan "Walking City: Kyoto", Kyoto City has been promoting the conversion of Kyoto from the existing car-centric city and society into a walking-centric one where pedestrians are given priority, with to aim of creating a non-car-centric model city. The improvement work on Shijo Street is one of the approaches for achieving the "Walking City: Kyoto" project.