The increasingly hot summer days are a great burden for the inhabitants of the city. Especially children, sick and elderly people suffer from high summer temperatures. In order to provide sustainable relief, Zieglergasse will be redesigned as a so-called “cool mile” – Vienna’s first climate-adapted street.
24 trees provide shade along about one kilometre. Water points provide refreshments for people and animals. Cooling arches are used to cool down certain road sections effectively by several degrees. These measures help to maintain the quality of life in the city even when temperatures are rising.