The Mayorís Office has announced that eight streets will be closed for traffic in Tbilisiís historical district, which will boost tourism opportunities as only pedestrians will be allowed there.
Govít offers more pedestrian and tourist zones in Tbilisi, eight streets close to traffic
By Tea Mariamidze
Friday, September 9
The initiative is a part of the New Tiflis Project, the Government proposed a project that envisaged rapid and major transformation to renovate the historic part of the city, add new tourist routes and create more recreation zones for locals to enjoy.
The project launched in February 2016 was due to be completed by the end of the year 2016.
The eight routes - all in central Tbilisi - which will be closed for the traffic are:
From Agmashenebeli 44 to the Square of Saarbrucken;
Street of Erekle II;
Street leading to Tbilisiís Botanic Garden;
Alexander Dumasí Street;
First turning of Gorgasali Street;
Bambis Rigi Street , and ;
Rkinis Rigi Street;
More than 200 professionals including architects, historians, urbanists, art critics and other experts were working with the Government to develop an urban environment plan for Tbilisi so that its 1.5 million residents and visitors can enjoy the cultural and diverse landscape.