We know you all have been eagerly awaiting the 2006 Shanghai Tourism Festival (site appears to be only in Chinese — helpful for tourists). Well, it kicks off with a parade tomorrow … and it seems like traffic downtown will be all sorts of messed up. Here’s the rundown:
Buses will be banned on Longmen Road between Jinling Road M. and Huaihai Road M. from 10am to 9:30pm.
They will also be banned from 5:30pm to 9:30pm on Huaihai Road M. between Xizang Road S. and Songshan Road, Liulin Road between Jinling Road M. and Shouning Road, Pu’an Road between Jinling Road M. and Taoyuan Road, Taoyuan Road between Xizang Road S. and Pu’an Road, and all of Wangting Road.
Buses will also stop running on Huaihai Road M. between Songshan Road and Shaanxi Road S. from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Cyclists and drivers will also be banned from streets in the area at different times during the day.
All vehicles will be banned from driving west on Huaihai Road from Xizang Road for four hours starting at 5:30pm.
From 7pm to 9:30pm no vehicles will be allowed to travel east of Shaanxi Road S. on Huaihai Road.
Photo from Shanghai Sky.