The proposal, which has been submitted to the municipal People’s Committee, aims at implementing a plan commencing in 2024. Under this plan, numerous lots will be made accessible on Saturday and Sunday nights, as well as during significant events.
The parking lots will be situated in specific sections of Mac Thi Buoi, Ngo Duc Ke, and Hai Trieu streets. These areas are just a few minutes away from Nguyen Hue by foot.
The premises will feature emergency exits for safety purposes, alongside comprehensive firefighting and prevention plans, as well as rescue and environmental cleanup strategies. Sidewalks will strictly be reserved for pedestrians and businesses, ensuring vehicles are not permitted to park on them.
Nguyen Hue Walking Street and its neighboring Bach Dang Wharf are highly sought-after spots among both residents and tourists, attracting a large number of visitors, particularly on weekends. Unfortunately, the scarcity of parking spaces in the area has significantly impacted traffic flow and urban organization, leading people to resort to parking their vehicles on sidewalks. Additionally, during holidays, parking fees experience an exorbitant surge.
In addition to the parking lots, District 1 has made a request to the city authorities to allow hotels and restaurants situated on Nguyen Hue Street to sell beverages and fast food on the sidewalks as a trial, starting from December. The pedestrian route currently boasts four hotels and 24 food and beverage establishments.