Maqrif, one of the noblest streets of Tripoli, located in the heart of the city near the Medina, was developed during the French occupation. It has the typical street cross-section/design with narrow sidewalks and central carriageway, currently characterized by chaotic automobile occupancy and pedestrian segregation.
In this context, the developed study provides Maqrif and surrounding areas rehabilitation according to the present needs and contemporary urban dynamics.
The proposed intervention suggests an evolutionary approach. It foresees, in long-term approach, a total pedestrian character, the modification of traffic directions with the creation of peripheral circulations and the introduction of organized car parking areas.
For a short-term intervention the street redesign with the suppression of raised kerbs and total repaving will be achieved. A noblest material will pave Maqrif Street accommodating the pedestrian and vehicle traffic, for which will be imposed a speed limit.
It is also proposed the storm-water system renewal, vegetation planting and the introduction of shading and lighting structures.