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  • 5.6 km from Yeouinaru to Dongjak Station Along the Hangang River Reborn as a Green Path for Pedestrians

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    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) is planning to revamp 5.6 km along the Hangang River at the southern end of Hangangdaegyo Bridge from Yeouinaru to Dongjak Station to create an eco-friendly space where pedestrians can safely walk enjoying the nature by the end of 2021.

    The path is already popular among citizens who come to take a walk and ride bicycles while enjoying the sight, but the narrow sidewalks and dilapidated facilities have been causing inconvenience. All of these will be totally renovated with additional leisure facilities.

    The riverside path covered in concrete from Yeouinaru Station to Wonhyodaegyo Bridge will become a green path formed of natural materials, such as soil and pebbles. The adjacent sidewalk and bicycle lanes that create a dangerous environment for pedestrians will be separated by strips of grass to secure the safety of pedestrians from passing bicycles. The wide road that connects Yeouido Hangang Park with Saetgang will have additional cherry blossom trees planted to become a new landmark for the cherry blossom season in spring.

    5.6 km from Yeouinaru to Dongjak Station Along the Hangang River Reborn as a Green Path for Pedestrians
    Green Path for Pedestrians Green Path for Pedestrians

    The lower part of Noryangdaegyo Way Bridge on Olympic Road that is dark even in midday will have the steel structure (between the old and new Noryangdaegyo Way Bridge) removed and have natural lighting installed to create a bright atmosphere. Stair benches where people can relax watching the river will also be added.

    5.6 km from Yeouinaru to Dongjak Station Along the Hangang River Reborn as a Green Path for Pedestrians
    Green Path for Pedestrians Green Path for Pedestrians

    Heukseok Underpass, located near the residential area, will have a pedestrian deck that connects the Hangang River with the residential area. It will also have an exercise zone with fitness equipment that can be used by citizens. Lounge areas with tables and benches where residents can host various community events will also be created.

    5.6 km from Yeouinaru to Dongjak Station Along the Hangang River Reborn as a Green Path for Pedestrians
    Green Path for Pedestrians Green Path for Pedestrians

    The SMG’s Hangang Project Headquarters announced that the Pedestrian Network Along Hangang River Waterfront project to regenerate the riverside area of the southern end of Hangangdaegyo Bridge with the above-mentioned content has commenced on Feb. 4, 2021.

    After the construction is completed by the end of 2021, there will be six sections of pedestrian streets of themes including “Green Path Inside the Park,” “Community Path,” and “Waterfront Garden Path.” Nine leisure facilities for rest, activities, and sightseeing will also be created as a hub to attract citizens.

    The theme of the first section of pedestrian street is “Green Path Inside the Park” that connects Yeouinaru Station and Wonhyodaegyo Bridge. The second section is near Saetgang Junction with the theme “Saetgang Garden Path.” The third section around Hangang Railway Bridge will be formed as the “River Detour Path.” The fourth section is “Noryang Underpass Path,” which will have the relatively old and dark space revamped. The fifth section near the residential area will be the “Community Path.” The final sixth section connects Banpocheon Junction with Dongjak Station, which will be themed “Waterfront Garden Path.”

    The project is aimed to be completed by December 2021. The SMG’s Urban Space Improvement Bureau, Hangang Project Headquarters and architect will work in close cooperation to maintain the design objective of the winning pieces of an international design competition.