Vancouver installs 4 more pop-up plazas

THE City of Vancouver on Tuesday installed an additional four pop-up plazas to help residents safely return to community life as businesses continue to reopen. They are located at:

* 18th Avenue and Cambie

* 17th Avenue and Cambie

* 14th Avenue and Granville

* 13th Avenue and Granville

The City said that pop-up plazas were the latest measure it is taking to provide people with more space to resume everyday activities. The plazas have temporary seating to give people the opportunity to eat, visit, rest, and enjoy the weather while maintaining a safe distance from others. They feature colourful tables and chairs, benches, and in some locations a cordoned-off area for restaurant patios

The first pop-up plaza was installed at 27th Avenue and Fraser Street on June 12 and local businesses are helping to manage the plaza. The additional four plazas are in partnership with local Business Improvement Associations, which are overseeing the stewardship of the space to ensure they are maintained and integrated into the neighbourhood.

These plazas are also in addition to the five pop-up parklets that were installed in the Downtown Eastside as part of a broader plan to provide safe outdoor spaces for residents in that neighbourhood.

The City wants your feedback on pop-up plazas to help improve them over time.

Slow Streets expanding

Slow Streets: The City has now installed more than 30 km of the planned 50 km of Slow Streets. These are routes for walking, cycling, and rolling that make it easier to exercise and access businesses in your local neighbourhood. It is asking for feedback and ideas on how to make these routes better. Email to the City at slowstreets@vancouver.ca.

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