Nanjing Road is the fundamental shopping road of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. The road is named after the city of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu territory neighboring Shanghai. Today's Nanjing Road involves two segments, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. In a few settings, "Nanjing Road" alludes just to what was pre-1945 Nanjing Road, today's Nanjing Road East, which is to a great extent pedestrianized. Prior to the selection of the pinyin romanisation in the 1950s, its name was rendered as Nanking Road in English. Nanjing Road is situated in the downtown area, running in a west-east bearing. Its eastern segment is in Huangpu District and stretches out from The Bund west to People's Square. The western area starts at People's Square and proceeds with westbound towards Jing'an District.