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Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces
The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19.
As part of the Halifax Mobility Response Plan, Bedford Row, between the Founders Square parking garage and Prince Street, will be temporarily closed to all vehicle traffic to allow for additional patio space. This change will be implemented on Friday, July 17 and will be in place until the end of September.
Cyclist access will not be permitted in this area, however, Bedford Row will remain fully open to pedestrians.
The area between the Founders Square parking garage and Sackville Street will be converted from one-way to two-way traffic. To accommodate this adjustment, the east side of Bedford Row will be converted to a No Stopping/Tow-away zone. The two-metered parking spaces on the west side of Bedford Row will remain in place. One loading space will be added on Prince Street at the Bedford Row intersection. This is to support access to the parking garage and businesses in the area, which will be maintained at all times.
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.
For more information on municipal services during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit halifax.ca/coronavirus.