After Bucharest, we have a new city in Romania where the streets are closed to cars on weekends. Drivers’ comments are invaluable.
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The famous line from Grigore Alexandrescu’s fable, “The dog and the dog” is defining for the character of the Romanians. “We want equality, but not for puppies” means that when we are behind the wheel we want to be treated correctly by those who have bigger or more expensive cars, but we drive over those with bicycles, because, don’t we? – It confuses us. If we are on bicycles, of course, we curse the senseless drivers who cut us off, but we knock down without regret the pedestrian who sees his sidewalk quietly.
Therefore, it is normal for drivers to swear when the streets are closed to traffic to be turned into pedestrian spaces. This happens every weekend in Bucharest. Every weekend, drivers vent their frustrations when they come across closed roads. Soon, the people of Timisoara will also have closed streets in the city center. And even if this only happens in three weeks, that doesn’t mean that people haven’t started complaining from now on.
City in Romania where the streets are closed to traffic on weekends. What you need to know
According to an announcement made by the mayor of Timisoara, the streets in the city center will be closed for cars, and activities will be organized on the road for community members. The project launched by the City Hall is called “Pedestrian Party” and will take place over the weekend, July 24 and 25. We must admit that the name is a bit more inspired than “Open Streets” in Bucharest.
“Pedestrian party! On July 24-25 we will partially or totally close some large arteries where concerts, movie screenings, sports and recreation activities, children’s workshops will take place. We want to show that the public space can be made available for everyone, it is not only for cars, but for the whole community “, announced the mayor of Timişoara Dominic Fritz, on Facebook page.
According to Mayor Fritz, there will be three main areas that will be closed to cars. Only bicycles and tricycles will be able to pass on one of the four lanes of a boulevard, and in other parts car traffic will be completely forbidden because movie screens, show scenes and objects for various activities will be mounted on the road.
Source: Promotor by www.promotor.ro.
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