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Local traffic only on designated 'slow streets' so Haligonians can walk, roll and cycle

Only those motorists who live, are visiting, or are accessing a business on these streets are considered local traffic
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Slow streets will be open to local traffic only, to reduce vehicle volumes (Mark Hodgins/HalifaxToday.ca)

NEWS RELEASE
HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY
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The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19.

The first phase of the Halifax Mobility Response plan began earlier this week with the widening of sidewalks in high traffic areas, traffic signal modification and the implementation of temporary loading spaces for businesses in downtown Halifax and Dartmouth. Learn more about these changes, here.  

Beginning Friday, May 29, the following additional changes will be implemented as part of phase one of the plan. These changes will be completed over the coming days and will remain in place until further notice. 

Slow Street Implementation:

The following streets will be designated as ‘slow streets’. They 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. 

Halifax:

  • Leaman, Drummond, and Isleville streets between Leeds and Almon streets
  • Connolly Street between Windsor Street and Chebucto Road
  • Elm Street between Chebucto and Quinpool roads
  • Beech Street between Quinpool and Jubilee roads
  • Peter Lowe Avenue between William Hunt and George Dauphinee avenues
  • Liverpool Street between Connaught Avenue and Windsor Street
  • Oak and Allan streets between Connaught Avenue and Windsor Street
  • Welsford Street between Windsor and Robie streets
  • Vernon Street between Pepperell and Watt streets
  • LeMarchant Street between Watt Street and University Avenue
  • Norwood Street between Connaught Avenue and Preston Street
  • Shirley Street between Preston and Robie streets 

Dartmouth:

  • Chappell Street between Pinehill Drive and Wyse Road
  • Slayter Street between Albro Lake Road and School Street
  • Dahlia Street between Victoria Road and Crichton Avenue

Additional areas are being considered and will be communicated once confirmed.

As part of the municipality’s ongoing engagement efforts for the Halifax Mobility Response, a Shape Your City Halifax project page has been created to provide residents with 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.
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