Remove all traffic from Gothenburg’s main boulevard

By: Thomas Ström 4/16/15

Approximately 15 years ago, the real estate company Wallenstam began sketching on a idea to change the negative view on Gothenburg’s main boulevard, Avenyn.

The company will now invest 3.5 billion SEK to refurbish the boulevard. CEO Hans Wallenstam says in an interview in the newspaper Dagens Industri that  their aim is to make Avenyn one of northern Europe’s main boulevards for culture, shopping and entertainment.

I welcome this change in every way. The one thing I like the most is that Hans Wallenstam shares my view of making Avenyn free of trams. 

I have maintained for quite some time now that the whole city should be free of trams. Undergrounds is the way to go.

It would be great if all traffic was removed from Avenyn. Instead of trams, there could be buildings in the middle of the street. Something nice-looking, full of restaurants and cafes and whatnot.

Imagine what a tourist magnet this would be for Gothenburg and Sweden!