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Dominican Republic: Colonial City will reopen to pedestrians this weekend

Mayor Carolina Mejía has ordered that the Polígono Central de la Ciudad Colonial, a historical and tourist area, will operate as a pedestrian zone next Saturday, 17 and Sunday 18 of October.

Mejía explained that, in an agreement with the Intrant, Digesett, Ministry of Tourism, and the Association of Merchants of the Colonial City, this perimeter of the city would be declared pedestrian way to encourage its use as a tourist destination.

The Colonial City will be pedestrianized on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., which is expected to motivate citizens and visitors to tour the area.

The central area of Colonial City is comprised of the streets: Mercedes, Meriño, Billini, and Catholic, a site that will be regulated by traffic agents to guarantee the safety of passers-by.

The mayor of the capital highlighted that this measure favors people’s movement through this area of the city, which is projected as one of the great centers of tourist attraction in the country.

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