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VIVA Vancouver: Creating vibrant people spaces

VIVA Vancouver is a program that transforms road spaces into vibrant people spaces.

In collaboration with community groups, local businesses, and regional partners, VIVA facilitates short- and long-term street closures, creating public spaces for walking, lounging, and lunching.

These spaces enhance the city's sense of community, encourage walking and cycling, and benefit local businesses.

VIVA works with community partners to:

  • Create great places by modifying road space and open spaces
  • Test new ideas and remove barriers that discourage public life
  • Invite people to slow down, sit, relax, connect with friends, people watch - and sometimes even dance!

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Highlights around the city

June - Launch of Meet the Parklet, 4288 Main St

June - New plaza on the Adanac bikeway, Adanac at Vernon St

July 1 - October - Bute-Robson Trial Plaza

July - Maple Tree Square, Gastown, public seating

Mid-July - Launch of Parallel Parklet, 3010 Main St

Mid-July - Launch of Fraserhood Parklet, 4241 Fraser St

August 5-31 - 3 Piece Band at 800 Robson

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