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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 19, the following streets will be added to the list of ‘slow streets’ as part of phase two of the Halifax Mobility Response Plan.
Phase two includes implementing actions to adapt the use of the transportation network, based on public and stakeholder consultation.
These streets will be open to local traffic only, to reduce vehicle volumes and to create a space for residents to walk, roll and cycle while adhering to physical distancing guidelines.
Only those motorists who live, are visiting, or are accessing a business on these streets are considered local traffic.
- Maynard Street from North to Cogswell streets
- Creighton Street from North to Cogswell streets
- Fuller Terrace from Bloomfield to North streets
- Northwood Terrace from Bloomfield to North streets
- Charles Street from Windsor to Gottingen streets
- Pine Street from Thistle to Ochterloney streets
- Irishtown Road from Ochterloney to Queen streets
- Queen Street from Alderney Drive to Irishtown Road
Based on public feedback, signage and temporary infrastructure on all ‘slow streets’ will be increased for additional clarity. Changes implemented as part of phase one and phase two, will remain in place until further notice.
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.