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Comox year-round School Street

The School Street:

  • Encourages more walking, biking, and rolling to and from school
  • Has reduced congestion and vehicle volumes around the school

As part of the 2021 School Streets Pilot, a car-free block was created on Comox Street, between Cardero and Bidwell streets, during school pick up and drop off times. This helped create a safer and more predictable environment for families and children to enjoy.

Because of the pilot's success and the feedback collected over the last 2 years, we are considering creating a dedicated public space for the school and the broader community to enjoy by implementing a year-round School Street in fall 2023.

What's happeningHelp us design a year round School Street

In spring 2023, we will engage with the Lord Roberts Elementary School community and neighbouring residents in the West End to explore and collect feedback on the look and function of a year-round school street on one block of Comox Street, between Cardero and Bidwell streets. 

The goal of the year-round School Street is to create a safe, welcoming car-free public space for the school and community to enjoy. 
Consistent with our approach to many public spaces and plazas, we will initially use interim materials to transform the road space and apply what we learn from community feedback into a future permanent design.

Feedback collected from this first engagement will guide the development of the interim design and help create positive changes in the local community. This full-time public space, potentially installed in fall 2023, could include new amenities like pavement murals, seating, gardens, etc.

West End area residents will receive information in the mail on how to participate in engagement opportunities and how to provide feedback.

Questions? Email:

What to expect

  • You will be able to walk, bike, and roll on the year-round School Street.
  • The space will be designed for active travel, play, gathering, and other community use.


Comox year-round School Street timeline

  • Spring 2021

    School Streets Pilot launches at 3 local schools for 4 weeks.

  • Fall 2021

    Lord Roberts Elementary implements the program for an entire school year (2021-2022).

  • Spring 2022

    The School Streets Program grows to 5 schools.

  • Fall 2022

    Lord Roberts Elementary implements the program for an entire school year (2022-2023).

  • Spring 2023

    The School Streets Program expands to 7 schools.

  • We are here
  • Spring 2023

    Engagement on year-round School Street; explore ideas and collect feedback on the potential look and function of the street space.