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The need for a new Boulevard. The case study of Cantemir Boulevard, Chișinău

Abstract : The literature on urban transportation indicates that the main challenge in the field today is the negative impact of automobile-oriented development, exposing it as an unsustainable model. As a result, there is debate regarding methods to reduce automobile dependency. This thesis uses empirical analysis and survey data to explore the potential impact of the proposed Cantemir Boulevard planned for construction in Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova. Proponents claim it will alleviate traffic congestion and respond to the needs of pedestrians. The data collected assesses resident awareness of the intended project, the potential impact to residents, patterns of pedestrian mobility and opinion on the legitimate necessity for the boulevard. The results indicate there is a lack of resident-based knowledge about the long-term impact a project of this scale will have on the area. It is ultimately the recommendation of the researcher to abandon the project for more sustainable methods of traffic reduction, which will simultaneously improve the quality of life for residents.
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Alexandre Munteanu. The need for a new Boulevard. The case study of Cantemir Boulevard, Chișinău. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2015. ⟨dumas-01269727⟩

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