Rush hour on Zerktouni


**update April 8th with new picture**

I live right near Boulevard Zerktouni, one of the main thoroughfares in the city center which draws a half-circle around the old medina. Funny story: this road used to be known as the Boulevard Maréchal Foch, which nicely illustrates the fact that Casa was originally planned by the military. Poor Maréchal Foch was split in two to make the Boulevard de la Résistance and the Boulevard Zerktouni, after a leader of the resistance movement leading up to Morocco’s independence from France in 1956.

The middle two lanes of Zerktouni tunnel under the Boulevard Hassan II, another main major road in the centreville that branches out from the medina.

This picture of the beginning of the tunnel, taken around 5PM, seems to amplify the rush hour traffic…

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