City Proposing to Open Gwangan Bridge Once a Month to the Public

The city of Busan city said it is planning to open Gwangan Bridge, also known as the Diamond Bridge, once a month to the public.

It is part of the city government’s so-called “comprehensive plan for people-centered policies”.

The comprehensive plan is expected to bring major changes to the city’s current traffic system that will turn car-centered traffic policies into pedestrian-centered ones.

For the new plan, the city has come up with five strategies and 35 sub-projects and decided to invest 1.837 trillion won until 2022.

The city will first invest about 895 billion won for 9 projects to get rid of a number of obstacles on the sidewalks that impede pedestrians and install more than 1,200 additional pedestrian crosswalks on the roads.

For the pedestrian safety strategy for students and elders, 158 billion won will be invested for 5 projects including the development of children’s walking free zones, the abolition of parking lots in school zones, and the speed limit policy of 5030.

The 5030 policy refers to lowering the speed limits to 50 km/hr on main roads and 30 km/hr on residential roads.

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