Granville Pedestrian Mall This Summer

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Granville Pedestrian Mall will be back this summer with the street closing to cars and buses on weekends from June 25, 2011 until Labour Day. After the Summer Spaces trial in 2009, Rediscover Granville in 2010, Olympic and anniversary celebrations, this city is ready to once again enjoy this car-free corridor.

A Friday Night On Vancouver's Granville Street
Photo credit: to be, inspired on Flickr

The City of Vancouver along with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association has put the call out to community organizations and businesses to submit proposals for activations along Granville during this time. The criteria for activations (displays, exhibits, activities etc.) for the Open Streets initiative include the following:

Activations should be highly creative and engaging.

Priority consideration will be given to activations that demonstrate opportunities for one or more of the following:

  • Community building
  • Direct participation by pedestrians
  • Physical activity
  • Artistic or cultural experience/learning
  • Showcasing Vancouver
  • A ‘green’ message
  • Priority consideration will be given to activations that take place on a recurring basis.

    There will be a limited number of opportunities for one-time large scale activations.

    Application information can be found online and the deadline is May 6, 2011.

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    1. What’s Up Wednesdays: Let’s Make a Deal « Beyond the RhetoricWednesday, April 20th, 2011 — 11:02am PDT

      […] Bollwitt, better known as Miss 604, tells us that the Granville Pedestrian Mall is coming back this summer. The car-free stretch of Downtown Vancouver is a great idea. It’ll […]

    2. Michael KwanFriday, April 22nd, 2011 — 6:56pm PDT

      I hope they make this pedestrian mall as busker friendly as possible. Love street performers.

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