Hanoi has second pedestrians’ space hinh anh 1Pedestrians at the Trinh Cong Son street (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A new pedestrian street, Trinh Cong Son street in Nhat Tan ward of Hanoi’s Tay Ho district near the West Lake, was launched in the evening of May 11, offering additional entertainment spaces for locals and visitors.

The street, named after Trinh Cong Son (1939-2001), one of the greatest songwriters of modern Vietnam, is designed to be a venue of arts and street food performance. Its opening was postponed several times for better preparations.

Along with the street, the pedestrian space also contains part of Alley 431 Au Co street and Alley 612 Lac Long Quan street.

It will open for walkers from 7.30 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are 60 kiosks planned for the street but only 15 will be opened for the pilot programme which will last until the end of 2018.

Addressing the opening, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy said that the second pedestrian route of Hanoi aims to attract more visitors by offering  new cultural, art and entertainment spaces.

The first pedestrian space of Hanoi is streets around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter, which are popular destinations for Hanoians and tourists.

The walking area around Hoan Kiem lake spreads over 11 streets, which are Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Lai, Le Thach, Dinh Le, Nguyen Xi, Trang Tien (from Ngo Quyen to Dinh Tien Hoang), Hang Khay, Le Thai To, Hang Trong (from street Joseph’s Cathedral to Le Thai To), Nha Tho and the Cathedral square. The streets are closed to traffic from Friday night through Sunday mid-night.

It is linked to the pedestrian streets in the Old Quarter include Hang Buom, Ma May, Dao Duy Tu, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ta Hien, Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Hang Duong and Dong Xuan.-VNA