The Fouad Boutros highway was a project planned by the Municipality of Beirut, connecting Achrafieh with Karantina districts. The project was being promoted as the solution for road congestion in the heavily populated Achrafieh. However, the implementation of the plan would have increased traffic and pollution, destroyed heritage buildings, and negatively impacted the social fabric of this area, thus creating problems rather than solving them. NAHNOO joined the coalition “Stop the Fouad Boutros Highway” in 2014 that proposed the creation of the Fouad Boutros Green Path instead of the highway in this overly urbanized area. The coalition succeeded in stopping the project following a popular advocacy campaign and convincing the municipality to implement the green path plan. As of 2021, this project is yet to be executed.
- Stopping the construction of the highway through Achrafieh
- Raising awareness on the impact of building large roads instead of investing in public transportation and green areas
- Convincing the Municipality of Beirut to endorse the Fouad Boutros path as an alternative to Fouad Boutros highway