Trou Aux Cerfs is now a Pedestrian Zone – Prohibited Access Area for Motorists
Trou Aux Cerfs is now a prohibited access area for motorists. This decision was made by the Municipality of Curepipe, who resolved to make this place a pedestrian zone. This decision became effective since Friday, July 6, 2012.
Access to Trou-aux-Cerfs was previously authorized to motorists 18 hours per day, but denied in the morning from 6h00 to 9h00, and in the afternoon from 16h00 to 19h00.
In 2004, the Municipality of Curepipe decided to restrict motorists access to Trou-aux-Cerfs at certain times. This measure was taken after the death of a cyclist who was hit by a car. Trou-aux-Cerfs is visited daily by people for jogging, walking and other physical activities. Several hundreds of people go there every day, in the morning as well as in the afternoon. This place also attracts many tourists daily.
The Mayor of Curepipe, Sunil Beedassy explains that this decision is part of the Maurice Ile Durable project (MID). “We want to preserve this area from pollution and also to ensure the safety of riders,” he says.