District 1 to build pedestrian bridges for walkers

The People’s Committee in district 1 in Ho Chi Minh City asked the Department of Transport to build footbridge to connect walking street Nguyen Hue and Bach Dang Park.

Deputy Prime Minister Doan Ngoc Hai yesterday said the district asked early construction of pedestrian bridge or tunnel connecting the walking street and the park to attract more tourists to the park and festivals through the street to the park in the future.

During management the walking street , the district authority realized for pedestrians’ safety, it should have crosswalk, said Mr. Hai, because the cross section between walking street Nguyen Hue and Bach Dang park is Ton Duc Thang street under Khanh Hoi’s foot which is crowded with vehicles and walkers will jeopardize their lives in crossing the crowded street; accordingly, for people’s safety, the footbridge or tunnel should be built.

Pedestrian bridges are constructed to help pedestrians cross from one side to the other without having to dash across at the risk of being knocked down by speeding vehicles, and also help to ease traffic.