The idea of a pedestrian street in central Piteå raised in Juli 1961. It was officially opened on August 11, 1961 and then closed to vehicular traffic until September 10th on the same year. After an extensive renovation, the main Street is now heated, which means that during the winter the street will be free from both ice and snow.
22 known individuals associated with Piteå has made an imprint in the form of a star in the street, similar to the path Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
The pedestiran street in Piteå is one of the first walking streets in Sweden.