In French it is where, it seems, is the etymological origin of the pedestrian term that now occupies us. And the Castilian adapted the word gala "Pieton", which, in turn, comes from the Latin "pes, pedis", which can be translated as "foot."
Pedestrian is that space that, within the framework of a city , It is exclusive use for pedestrians . In a pedestrian, therefore, it can only be traveled on foot, so that the access of vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc.) is forbidden.
This modern conception of the word we are analyzing is considered to have begun to be used with the current meaning in the mid-16th century.
For example: "I want to go for a walk on the pedestrian: there are very nice businesses", “A man was arrested after driving with his car through the pedestrian”, “If you agree, we could meet in an hour at the pedestrian bar”.
In general, pedestrian streets bring together the main commercial offer of a town. That's why it's about rides Very visited by tourists and from places visited by locals who come to work in these shops and offices.
Increasingly, in large cities, people are committed to carry out the pedestrianization of some of its streets. And it is that there are numerous benefits that this type of rouge brings:
- It is possible to reduce significantly the pollution generated by the various vehicles, which will have a positive impact on both the environment and the health of the inhabitants of the place.
-Not less important is that it is possible to reduce, therefore, the rate of accidents that occur.
- It is possible to raise awareness in a remarkable way to the citizens so that they opt for the means of public transport instead of their own vehicles. In this way, they will be able to save on fuel, will not contaminate and will leave aside suffering stress due to situations such as traffic jams.
-You can encourage and boost local commerce. And it is that in the pedestrian streets it is usual that endless establishments arise so that pedestrians can acquire all kinds of products. Thus, they stand up from fashion stores to restaurants through cinemas, perfumeries, decoration shops, or coffee shops.
There are several reasons that can lead to the creation of a pedestrian. On the one hand, there are roads that were created when motorized transports did not yet exist, which makes them very narrow and can only be used by pedestrians.
On the other hand, a government you can specifically design a pedestrian street to improve the urban environment . Pedestrians are ecological (since, when vehicles are not circulating, pollutant emissions are reduced), they promote physical exercise and have a very low accident rate.
The street Marquis of Larios , in Malaga (Spain ), is one of the most famous pedestrian world . It was inaugurated in 1891 and it extends about three hundred meters. Another very popular pedestrian is the street Florida from Buenos Aires (Argentina ), whose origins date back to the city's own foundation.