Engagement Opportunity: Slow Streets Survey
The City of Vancouver is looking for your input on the Slow Streets program that they’ve been rolling out over the past couple of months. A recently released survey gives you an opportunity to share your input on this new initiative. Feedback will help the City to “make adjustments and inform longer-term opportunities for these routes.”
Currently, there are approximately 40km of streets that have been designated as part of the program. The initial intent is that the streets be used primarily for walking, biking and other recreational purposes — with automobiles using the streets on a “local access only” basis. The first wave of interventions are primarily in the form of barriers and signage.
One of our hopes is that the program will start to focus on local placemaking opportunities, treating these streets as places and not just pathways. This would open up opportunities for greater community participation and stewardship, additional types of interventions and COVID-responsive activities.
We encourage everyone to take a few moments to fill the survey out.