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VIVA Vancouver: Creating vibrant people spaces

What's happening

We're partnering with the Robson Street Business Association and other community partners to participate in PARK(ing) Day, an international annual event where community members create their own pop-up parklets on street parking spots.

Location: Robson St between Burrard and Jervis St
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 11am to 8pm

Learn more

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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