By Patrick Hieger

[The City Paper / Richard Emblin]

[The City Paper / Richard Emblin]

Although known by locals and tourists alike as one of the must-visit sectors of Bogotá, Zona G, otherwise known as Zona Gourmet, is at the center of a heated protest over a proposed pedestrian walkway. The new bill, being dubbed an “intervention,” was proposed by local mayor Mauricio Jaramillo, whose term ends later this year. At a cost of nearly $1.5 million US, the entire project would cover less than two blocks, and would add exponentially to the gridlock and noise problems that already plague the area.