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The City of Vancouver has made temporary changes to enable physical distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now the City is asking residents to complete a survey of what worked/what did not work/ and what needs to be done better.

” To help residents physically distance and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 to our communities, and to 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.

We want to know about 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.

We are making temporary changes to our streets to help residents physically distance and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 to our communities by:

Pop-up plazas. Creating pop-up plazas so people can gather outside

Temporary patios.  Approving temporary patios so people can dine out and businesses can continue to serve customers

Sidewalk widening. Making more room for walking and queuing along busy streets

Room to Queue. Making more room to line up and board buses at some key bus stops

Slow Streets. Calming traffic to make ‘slow streets’ more comfortable for people walking, rolling, and cycling
Room to Move. Repurposing street space for more walking, rolling, and cycling along Beach Ave.
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.

Tell us what you think in this short survey. We are collecting feedback between August 18 and September 7, 2020.” 

You can access the survey by clicking this link.

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