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HCM City walking-only street becomes completely off-limits to vehicles on weekend nights

Update: February, 25/2019 - 09:00
A packed Nguyễn Huệ walking-only street in HCM City’s District 1 during the 2019 New Year’s Eve lighting display. Since it was made pedestrians-only in 2015 the street has become a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Vehicles will be prohibited on HCM City’s Nguyễn Huệ Street, where the middle portion is for pedestrians only, on Saturday and Sunday evenings from March 1, the Department of Transport has announced.

It explained that a large number of motorbikes and cars travel to the street on weekends, hassling the pedestrians there.

In 2015 a broad swathe in the middle of the boulevard was made the city’s first walking-only street though there are two lanes on either side for vehicles.

It has become a huge hit with both locals and tourists who flock here in huge numbers especially during weekends and holidays.—VNS

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