Hanoi to have 6 more pedestrian streets on weekends

October 01, 2014 | 08:46
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Hanoi will make six more pedestrians only streets during weekends beginning October 3, said Nguyen Cong Khoi, party secretary of Hoan Kiem District.

Dong Xuan Pedestrian Street

These streets will include Hang Buom, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ma May, Dao Duy Tu and Ta Hien.

The move is aimed at creating more open space for tourists and help the cultural environment of the old quarter, particularly in terms of food.

According to the Hanoi People’s Committee, business activities on the sidewalks will be banned to make walking easier for tourists.

The committee also licensed several parking lots covering a total area of 648 square metres to facilitate the increased parking demand.

In April this year, Dong Xuan Joint Stock Company piloted the project to make these six streets pedestrian only. They found that the project would be feasible and had strong public support.

The Department of Transport has been asked to improve the road surface of these streets.


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