Advocacy, education and outreach in support of Vancouver's public spaces

Sunbathing in Sutcliffe Park. Photo by Lex Dominiak. PS I Love You – Well-being Edition. A forum to share your stories!

Public life and public spaces in Vancouver have seen many changes and reinterpretations as a consequence of COVID-19. One thing that has been central to the experience of the pandemic: a realization of how important public spaces are to our individual and... Continue reading »

May 10, 2020   |   0 comments
p1410595 - Reduced COVID-19 Response: FOUR Big Moves to Support Safe and Open Streets

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating critical challenges for Vancouver’s public spaces, and in particular our sidewalks and recreational routes. In response, several cities around the world have taken action to reallocate street space for pedestrian and cycling usage. The reallocation... Continue reading »

April 7, 2020   |   0 comments
image1 (4) Vancouver Day 134+

Happy 134+ birthday Vancouver! The city was officially incorporated* on this day in 1886. Here’s a picture of how it looked from the waterfront back then. You can find more on a blog post we wrote a few years back.... Continue reading »

April 6, 2020   |   0 comments
In Chalk with Love - Robert Couse-Baker COVID-19 Response – Creating Safe & Open Streets in Vancouver

As part of the worldwide response to COVID-19, there have been several examples of cities taking action to reallocate street space to support safe physical distancing measures. In practical terms, this approach means taking road space normally allocated to cars and assigning... Continue reading »

March 27, 2020   |   0 comments
City_Hall_Vancouver UPDATED (May 7): Public Spaces & Civic Facilities – COVID-19 Response

The following is an updated list of public space changes that have been introduced to combat COVID-19 (Coronavirus). It covers all public places, civic facilities, and programs in Vancouver, and identifies what’s closed and what’s still open. Note: On May... Continue reading »

March 20, 2020   |   0 comments