The Covid Chronicle

**** HRM Media Release

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces

The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19.

Beginning Friday, June 5 at 11 a.m., Argyle Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic between Prince and Blowers streets as part of phase one of the Halifax Mobility Response plan. This closure will be in place until Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Argyle Street will remain fully open to pedestrians. Access to all stores and restaurants will be maintained.

The first phase of the Halifax Mobility Response plan began with the widening of sidewalks in high traffic areas, traffic signal modification, the implementation of temporary loading spaces for businesses and ‘slow street’ implementation in specific areas. Learn more about these changes, here.​

As part of the municipality’s ongoing engagement efforts for the Halifax Mobility Response plan, a Shape Your City Halifax project page has been created to provide an opportunity to share suggestions on where additional actions would be helpful to help residents move safely. The feedback will be valuable in helping municipal staff determine the next steps for making temporary changes to streets as a result of COVID-19.

As public health restrictions and recommendations change throughout the recovery phases, the municipality will continue to modify adaptations to the use of its streets, sidewalks and bike lanes.

More information will continue to be shared as adjustments are made to the Halifax Mobility Response: Streets and Spaces plan. Updates will be shared via @hfxgov on Twitter and at Halifax.ca.

For more information on municipal services during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit halifax.ca/coronavirus.

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