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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Downtown Bucharest streets become pedestrian-only zones on weekends

Several streets in downtown Bucharest will close to cars and open to pedestrians on weekends, as the local authorities want to create more promenade areas in the capital.

Mayor Nicusor Dan announced that the City Hall would launch the “Open Streets” project this weekend (May 29-30), when seven areas in downtown Bucharest will become pedestrian-only zones.

“This project is an invitation for Bucharest residents to go outdoors, a solution for cleaner air and health in Bucharest. The initiative, which started from the ARCEN Association, is also a test for a wider program that we want to organize next year, through which we will bring such pedestrian areas to neighbourhoods as well,” Dan said on Facebook.

Within the “Open Streets” project, Bucharest will have seven new pedestrian areas on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00 to 23:00) between May 29 and October 17.

“‘Open Streets’ is a manifesto for the future of the city and an important step for a quality urban life. […] Reducing car access to the city center encourages walking, a necessary step to reduce pollution. ‘Open Streets’ is a chance for the traders affected by the pandemic, for the local economy and the city’s tourist potential, adding Bucharest to the map of European capitals,” ARCEN said.

A map of the new pedestrian zones is available here.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Mihai Neacsu/Dreamstime.com)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Downtown Bucharest streets become pedestrian-only zones on weekends

Several streets in downtown Bucharest will close to cars and open to pedestrians on weekends, as the local authorities want to create more promenade areas in the capital.

Mayor Nicusor Dan announced that the City Hall would launch the “Open Streets” project this weekend (May 29-30), when seven areas in downtown Bucharest will become pedestrian-only zones.

“This project is an invitation for Bucharest residents to go outdoors, a solution for cleaner air and health in Bucharest. The initiative, which started from the ARCEN Association, is also a test for a wider program that we want to organize next year, through which we will bring such pedestrian areas to neighbourhoods as well,” Dan said on Facebook.

Within the “Open Streets” project, Bucharest will have seven new pedestrian areas on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00 to 23:00) between May 29 and October 17.

“‘Open Streets’ is a manifesto for the future of the city and an important step for a quality urban life. […] Reducing car access to the city center encourages walking, a necessary step to reduce pollution. ‘Open Streets’ is a chance for the traders affected by the pandemic, for the local economy and the city’s tourist potential, adding Bucharest to the map of European capitals,” ARCEN said.

A map of the new pedestrian zones is available here.

irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Mihai Neacsu/Dreamstime.com)

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