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Pedestrian overpasses planned for Bund area

FOLLOWING the construction of the Lujiazui skywalk, the Bund area will also have overhead walkways to make the historical area more pedestrian-friendly. Old buildings along Henan Road, a parallel street near the Bund will have pedestrian overpasses to connect with each other, the Shanghai Urban Construction and Transport Commission said over the weekend. Meanwhile, a pedestrian overpass will be built to connect the Dongjiadu area with the southern part of the famous waterfront. An outdoor stage is also included in the construction plan. But it will be a complicated job to build these walkways in the Bund area due to the large number of protected heritage buildings and narrow streets, the authorities said. They said the skywalk system in the Lujiazui financial district can facilitate traffic flow and more skywalks will be built along the Century Avenue in the future. The officials also revealed that women's toilets along the Bund have increased by 54 percent, cutting the waiting time for women tourists from 40 minutes to 15 minutes during peak holidays.

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