Vilnius to build 10 new public squares

DELFI / Mindaugas Ažušilis

This year, the Lithuanian capital city’s municipality plans to rework 10 public spaces in Fabijoniškės, Lazdynai, Antakalnis, Šeškinė, Karoliniškės, Pilaitė, Naujamiestis, Naujoji Vilnia, Pašilaičiai and Naujininkai.

The ten projects that are to be launched later this year have been presented by architects.

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“Our goal is to ensure that all residents of Vilnius would have pleasant public green spaces near their homes and people would feel that their living environment has really improved. This year starts with the first 10 new public squares. It will be very clear neighbourly spaces which will allow to relax and spend time with friends or family, located no more than 5 minutes from any apartment,” said the mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius.

A total of €500,000 has been designated to building and upgrading the ten public spaces. The first phase of the project will begin this year. Larger projects will be implemented in several stages.

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The new public spaces is part of a programmed aimed at improving the living environment of Vilnius. In addition to the new squares, more than 440 entrances to apartment buildings, courtyards and about 40km of streets will be repaired this year, more than 9km of new sidewalks built, some of the existing bicycle paths developed, Vilnius Municipality says.

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