Váci Street is the most renowned pedestrian shopping street of Budapest. It stretches to a little more than a mile between Vörösmarty Square and the Great Market Hall. Thankfully, the pedestrian underpass at its busy crossing with Kossuth Lajos Street by the Elizabeth Bridge, which once cut Váci Street in half, has been replaced by a signal-controlled crossing, providing a major improvement to the "user experience". The northern half of the street is lined with fashion stores, while the southern half is better known for its gift shops and its bistros of slightly questionable reputation. The pedestrian street is brimming with street artists all year long, and is ornamented with sparkling Christmas lights in the winter.