2018: A Year of Transformation and Growth
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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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Rue Didouche Mourad

Algiers

Algeria

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
May 27, 2015
December 14, 2017

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

With an assortment of cafés, bars, and eateries the tree-lined Rue Didouche Mourad is a great place for locals and tourists to sit, gather, or people watch. Although the street can get busy at certain times of the day, the bustling activity creates a safe and exciting environment for pedestrians and shoppers. With a handful of parks, schools, and grocery stores nearby, area residents can run multiple errands at once without the use of an automobile. In addition to its walkability, Rue Didouche Mourade is accessible by a network of subways, buses, and taxis so that visitors from other parts of the city can easily travel to and enjoy the vibrant life of this street and its surrounding area.

 

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History & Background

Located in the heart of Algiers, Rue Didouche Mourad is the city’s main shopping artery in the neighborhood of Alger-Center. During the occupation of Algeria at the end of the 19th century, the French fashioned this street (previously known as Rue Michelet) and much of the surrounding area to resemble the Parisian streetscape, and much of its Haussmann-style architecture has been well preserved. With an eclectic mix of old and new businesses that cater to locals, Rue Didouche Mourad has also become a popular tourist attraction, and it is home to a number of historical and cultural landmarks such as the old post office, or Grande Poste.

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Image credits, from left: Yelles via Wikimedia Commons, Nejma Rondeleux via Flickr, Bachounda via Wikimedia Commons

Rue Didouche Mourad
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Rue Didouche Mourad

*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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