City survey seeks feedback on COVID road use changes
We are seeking feedback on temporary road reallocation measures that were implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Making Streets for People
COVID-19 has changed what residents and businesses have needed from public space in Vancouver. In response to those needs, we have made a number of changes under our “Making Streets for People” initiative to support and adapt to these evolving needs, including:
- Approving over 360 new temporary patios so more people can dine out and so that many restaurants can come closer to their pre-COVID occupancy
- Creating pop-up plazas and parklets so people can gather outside
- Calming traffic to make ‘slow streets’ more comfortable for people walking, biking, and rolling
- Making more room to line up and board buses at key bus stops
- Repurposing street space for more walking, rolling, and cycling along Beach Avenue
- Making more room where there is queuing on narrow sidewalks
The actions within our Making Streets for People initiative support our ongoing efforts to create safer streets, limit the effects of climate change, support local businesses, and increase social connection between residents.
Share your thoughts
Share your input on these temporary changes through a TalkVancouver survey between now and September 6, 2020. Public feedback will inform future decisions, including helping us determine how we should modify the measures and whether any of them should remain in place after the recovery period.