‘The Devil’s Triangle’ is slowly being tamed

Congestion where three of Athens’s main roads meet, in Ambelokipi, has been halved following new traffic regulations last month that radically altered the flow of vehicles in the area, the Public Works Ministry said yesterday. According to Yiannis Theofilis, head of the ministry’s department for traffic and road signs, the main problem now at the conjunction of Alexandras, Kifissias and Mesogeion avenues – formerly known as «the Devil’s Triangle» for its bottlenecks – is created by motorists who park illegally at the beginning of Kifissias to shop from a kiosk and a fast-food restaurant. Ministry officials have appealed to the traffic police to take corrective action. Theofilis said the ministry’s new headache in the area is the point where Kifissias, Panormou and Larissis streets meet, where new traffic regulations are expected to be implemented.