Nature & Public Spaces
July 17, 2018

Encroachment of the Humans

Vancouver continues to repurpose public space for people.

More examples, this time from Davie Street in the city’s West End. One is private, and the others are part of a 3-year pilot study by VIVA Vancouver.

The study will test a number of things, including modular design elements and curbside patios that are away from the building. These measures will test innovative features to support a vibrant patio culture and make better use of public space.

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The City’s VIVA Vancouver initiative – and its partners, TransLink and the DVBIA – have created some new temporary public space initiatives.

Robson pedestrian plaza

Experience an eclectic mix of food on offer by our street food vendors and enjoy a seat right in the middle of the street (June 23- July 16).


Granville pedestrian weekends

Every weekend from June 23- September 3.  Stroll along our vibrant street and watch buskers or participate in some of the cool on-street programming, like swing dancing lessons .


Lunch Meet

Every Thursday in July.  Don’t be shy! Bring your own lunch or buy something from a local merchant and come sit on the street with your working neighbours.

Where: 300 Abbott Street.


St. George St on-street mural

It may be painted but it’s not over yet.  Check out the beautiful first ever mural painted on a street at St. George Street between E 8th + E 7th Avenues.


Parallel Park

New in 2011 but here to stay!  Vancouver’s first ever public curb-side seating structure on E 14th Ave at Main Street.


Urban Pasture

Public curb-side seating structure on the 1000-block of Robson Street.   After a long day of shopping, sit back and people watch!

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