New Biolake road named after ancient pharmacist
A new road named after Li Shizhen, a medical scientist and pharmacist of the Ming dynasty, will be open to traffic in Biolake, Optics Valley, in August.
Li Shizhen was a Hubei native. To mark his 500th birthday, the Wuhan Civil Affairs Bureau decided to name a road after him in Biolake, where there is a medicine industrial park, as a fitting memorial.
It is not uncommon to see roads that are named after people in Wuhan. For instance, Zhongshan Avenue and Huangxing Road are named to remember revolutionary pioneers Sun Yat-sen and Huang Xing, respectively.