Rakvere – Estonia

An inviting journey through time: looking back 150 years on Rakvere's Pikk street

Rakvere is a fast-developing, modern city with a long history, with lots of greenery and diverse culture. We are very proud that GreenDestinations recognized the city of Rakvere with the international green destination silver level. It is important for us to continuously develop the city of Rakvere as a sustainable destination and increase the attractiveness of the region. The long street is the main street of the historic old town of Rakvere, the purpose of the reconstruction was to design a modern urban space, where the traffic load has been reduced and attention has been paid to the comfort of pedestrians. In the accompanying story, you will learn how an attractive and modern pedestrian-friendly link between Rakvere’s central square and the rampart was created as part of the renewal of Pika Street, valuing the main street of the historic old town and creating the conditions for bringing investments to the area.

Keywords: history, conservation , pedestrian friendly streets , infrastructure, revitalization

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