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The Ellinikon will create a new local metropolitan identity that will leave its mark and have vast implications on a much wider area. The Project will have a sizeable sphere of influence and positive effects for society, the environment, and the national economy.
The project reflects a new development model, where large areas will be reserved for public use. Apart from the Metropolitan Park, substantial communal green and open spaces have also been designated for public use, and large areas have been appropriated to accommodate public benefit buildings such as kindergartens, primary and secondary education facilities, cultural institutions, and welfare and health centers.
Other major infrastructure projects that will benefit the public include the development of the Metropolitan Park; the creation of 50 km of pedestrian and bicycle paths; significant marine works to upgrade the coastal front; the creation of a 1 km long public beach; and the redesign of public transportation networks, including the partial undergrounding of Poseidonos Avenue.
In addition, new facilities and public utility networks, solid waste management, and flood protection projects will also be implemented. Finally, connectivity with the area will be further enhanced through existing and new rail networks.