Tourist traffic creating gridlock on Halifax streets
Published Thursday, Jul. 19, 2012 6:49PM ADT
If you plan to visit downtown Halifax over the next few days, you should probably plan ahead.
Thousands of people are converging on the waterfront for the Tall Ships Festival, creating gridlock on downtown streets.
“You have to know what one-way street you want to go down and as you're going down, you have to watch for pedestrian traffic, you have to be careful of construction and you have to have eyes in the back of your head and everything,” says spectator Wanda Johnson.
Navigating through a maze of traffic has pushed people to weigh their options.
“I think I'm staying the night the whole weekend so I won't have to drive downtown,” says spectator Keith Johnson.
Along with the traffic congestion comes parking problems. Some spots will even be temporarily blocked off.