Pedestrian Zone Pilot to Proceed in Quidi Vidi Village

Following a public engagement process and discussion at the Committee of the Whole on June 30, Council will be implementing a pedestrian-only zone in Quidi Vidi Village over weekends this summer.

The City will close Barrow’s Road and Stone’s Road to through traffic from noon to 10 p.m., Friday to Sunday from July 16 to Sept. 5. Only local traffic will be permitted, and barricades will be staffed during the pilot hours. Access will be granted for Plantation vendors and deliveries for business as well as users of the slip way for recreational fishing.

Biking, skateboarders and scooters will be subject to the same protocols as the Downtown Pedestrian Mall. The installation of bike racks in the area is underway.

Consideration was given to implementing one-way traffic for Quidi Vidi Village Road, but views on this option were mixed; therefore, it will not be put in place. Instead, temporary speed cushions will be installed during the pilot in an effort to reduce speeds, which has been an ongoing concern for some time in the neighbourhood.

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