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City of Vancouver seeks public input on pedestrianized streets in Gastown – Daily Hive

Oct 13 2023

How should the streets of downtown Vancouver’s historic Gastown district be improved as pedestrian-oriented public spaces?

The City of Vancouver has commenced its first public consultation towards creating the Gastown Public Spaces Plan, which will outline how the area’s streets, laneways, and plazas will be overhauled with more comfortable and suitable space for walking, live music, events and festivals.

This follows Vancouver City Council’s approved member motion this past spring directing City staff to create a public space plan to revitalize Gastown and effectively support businesses within the district, including exploring the possibility of car-free areas.

“I’m really excited that we are starting this very important conversation with Vancouver on the future of public space in Gastown, including restoring its streets and sidewalks and making Water Street a pedestrian zone,” said Mayor Ken Sim in a statement.

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