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  • 2019 Car-Free Pedestrian Street Extends to Daehak-ro and Gangnam-ro

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    Starting on April 7, 2019, through October, Seoul will be opening the <2019 Car-Free Pedestrian Streets> throughout the city, starting at Sejong-daero. The 2019 Car-Free Pedestrian Streets will become rest areas in the city, with the theme “Come. Go. Rest,” where people become the host and where walking feet can be free.

    Car-Free Pedestrian Streets will be open in Daehak-ro and Gangnam-ro, along with the three existing car-free streets (Sejong-daero, Deoksugung-gil, Cheonggyecheon-ro), adding a youthful spirit to these areas. Various rest areas and attractions will be offered according to the specialized themes of each area.

    ① Seoul’s Representative Car-free Pedestrian Street at Sejong-daero to Host “Water Gun Festival” Event During the Hot Days of Summer
    The car-free pedestrian street at Sejong-daero, which turns seven years old this year, will be open every Sunday from April 7 to October 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with traffic control from Gwanghwamun Sageori to Sejong-daero Sageori (550m).

    ② The First Car-Free Pedestrian Streets at Daehak-ro and in Gangnam District
    In June, Daehak-ro, Seoul’s representative “heart of youthful arts and culture,” will become a new car-free pedestrian street. The street will transform into a “street you will want to walk on,” mixing cultural arts and a walking environment made with participation by local shopkeepers, residents, and the community. In October, the car-free pedestrian streets that were only operated within the four gates will expand to the Gangnam district to meet citizens on different streets throughout Seoul.

    ③ Continued Operation of “Deoksugung-gil + Cheonggyecheon-ro” Loved by Office Employees and Couples
    The Cheonggyecheon-ro Car-Free Pedestrian Street, which is known as a great place to enjoy both walks and food within the city limits, and the Deoksugung-go Car-Free Pedestrian Street, which reenergizes office employees who are exhausted from the stress of work on the weekdays and provides a place for couples to make memories on the weekends, will continue operation in various ways.

    ④ Partnership with “Walk! City Walking Streets”: Event for Enjoyable Walks through the Unique City of Seoul
    Starting this year, in order to foster citizens’ interest in Seoul becoming a walking city, the city will hold the “Walk! City Walking Streets” campaign together with the car-free pedestrian streets. The “Walk! City Walking Streets” course will open four times a year at car-free pedestrian streets throughout the city.

    Please note that the “Walk! City Walking Streets” event on car-free pedestrian streets may be canceled due bad weather conditions, and it is advised that citizens check the weather forecast in advance.

    Sejong-daero Car-Free Pedestrian Street Event Schedule 2019

    Sejong-daero Car-Free Pedestrian Street Event Schedule 2019
    Schedule Operation Concept (Proposal) Details (Proposal)
    April 04/14 (Sun.) Gwanghwamun Hope Sharing Flea Market Reusable goods sharing flea market for citizens and groups, environmental publicity booths
    04/21 (Sun.) Gwanghwamun Hope Sharing Flea Market
    Farmers Market
    Reusable goods sharing flea market for citizens and groups, environmental publicity booths
    Direct sales market with excellent farm produce, farming experience, and cultural events
    04/28 (Sun.) Royal Culture Festival Parade
    Line Dance Flash Mob
    Various rest areas + street art zones (busking performances)
    Line dance flash mob with 1,000 participants in celebration of International Dance Day
    May 05/05 (Sun.) Gwanghwamun Hope Sharing Flea Market Reusable goods sharing flea market for citizens and groups, environmental publicity booths
    05/12 (Sun.) Citizen Traffic Safety Campaign <Safe Street> publicity booth with Michelin
    05/19 (Sun.) Gwanghwamun Hope Sharing Flea Market
    Farmers Market
    Reusable goods sharing flea market for citizens and groups, environmental publicity booths
    Direct sales market with excellent farm produce, farming experience, and cultural events
    05/26 (Sun.) Farmers Market Direct sales market with young farmers with cooperative friendly cities and counties
    June 06/02 (Sun.) Daehak-ro Car-Free Pedestrian Street Sejong-daero Car-Free Pedestrian Street closed due to operation of Daehak-ro Car-Free Pedestrian Street
    06/09 (Sun.) Gwanghwamun Hope Sharing Flea Market
    Farmers Market
    Reusable goods sharing flea market for citizens and groups, environmental publicity booths
    Direct sales market with excellent farm produce, farming experience, and cultural events
    06/16 (Sun.) UN International Day of Yoga Event Official Seoul event celebrating International Day of Yoga
    06/23 (Sun.) Gwanghwamun Hope Sharing Flea Market Reusable goods sharing flea market for citizens and groups, environmental publicity booths
    06/30 (Sun.) Rest Area in the City Various rest areas + visiting gym
    September 09/01 (Sun.) Lotte World Halloween Parade Lotte World Lotty’s Halloween Festival Publicity Parade
    09/08 (Sun.) Citizen Traffic Safety Campaign <Safe Street> publicity booth with Michelin
    09/22 (Sun.) Seoul Car-Free Day Citizen publicity for improved air quality and a green traffic culture
    09/29 (Sun.) Rest Area in the City Various rest areas + visiting gym
    October 10/06 (Sun.) Seoul Music Festival Live K-pop performances and street performances
    10/13 (Sun.) Seoul Arirang Festival Special Arirang stage (with National Sports Festival) + citizen parade
    10/20 (Sun.) WeAJa Charity Flea Market Nation’s largest recycled goods sharing flea market
    10/27 (Sun.) Gwanghwamun Hope Sharing Flea Market
    Farmers Market
    Reusable goods sharing flea market for citizens and groups, environmental publicity booths
    Direct sales market with excellent farm produce, farming experience, and cultural events

    ※Schedules subject to change.

    2018 Sejong-daero Car-Free Pedestrian Street Event Photos

    2018 Sejong-daero Car-Free Pedestrian Street Event Photos
    Chunhyang Festival
    Royal Culture Festival Line Dancing
    International Day of Yoga