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Making Streets for People program

To help residents physically distance and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 to our communities and support economic recovery, we are making temporary changes to how we use our streets and public spaces as part of the Making Streets for People program: 

  • Approving temporary patios so people can dine out and businesses can continue to serve customers 
  • Creating pop-up plazas so people can gather outside
  • Calming traffic to make ‘slow streets’ more comfortable for people walking, rolling, and cycling
  • Making more room to line up and board buses at some key stops
  • Repurposing street space for more walking, rolling, and cycling along Beach Ave and supporting connections into and throughout Stanley Park
  • Making more room for walking and queuing along busy streets 

These measures also support our ongoing effort to create safer streets, limit the effects of climate change, and increase social connection between residents.

We are monitoring the impacts of these initiatives and getting feedback from the public to understand what could become longer term. 

What's happeningShare your thoughts on our Making Streets for People program

We want to know how you’re using these spaces and how they could be improved.

Your feedback will inform further improvements and help you keep physical distance while moving around and gathering outside. 

Learn more and share your thoughts on the program  

Expedited Patio Program

Businesses can apply for a free temporary patio permit on public or private property.

Slow Streets

Slow Streets are routes for walking, cycling, and rolling that make it easier to exercise and access businesses in your local neighbourhood.

Pop-up plazas

Temporary pop-up plazas help with safe physical distancing, community life, and support local businesses.