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Location: Montserrat, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Population: 2.8 million
Metro: 12.7 million
Context: High-Density, Mixed-Use
Right-of-Way: 140 m
Length: 2.7 km
Cost: 150 million ARS (15.9 million USD)
Max. Speed: 60 km/h
One of the widest streets in the world, Avenida 9 de Julio functioned as a highway through the city. In 2013, it was transformed by an extensive capital project to promote transit and pedestrian use in the corridor. Bus routes were moved from narrow parallel streets to the avenue, improving efficiency and clarity and increasing the avenue’s capacity.
The new central median of the avenue.
New four-lane, center-running BRT transitway replacing four mixed-traffic travel lanes.
Level-boarding central platform.
Planted side medians.
Central walk-through pedestrian paths connecting all the stations on the avenue.
Pedestrian markings and LED signals with countdown clocks added to transit stops.
City of Buenos Aires, Federal Government, bus operators
Citizen Associations and Nonprofits
Local nonprofits and associations of residents, bus drivers, taxi drivers, and shopkeepers
Adapted by Global Street Design Guide published by Island Press.