What We Heard About The Pilot Project Released

In June 2021, the City of St. John’s sought feedback to assess a proposed pedestrian-only zone in the ‘inner gut’ of Quidi Vidi Village. Based on feedback received from residents and businesses in the area, a pilot project was implemented on July 16 which ran during weekends (Friday to Sunday) for six weeks and made the inner gut vehicle free except for local access and deliveries by reducing access to Stone’s Road and Barrow’s Road.

In Sept. the City sought feedback from residents and businesses in Quidi Vidi, and from the public who travelled through the area, about their experience during the pilot project. Feedback was mostly positive with residents in the area noting that it improved safety and security. There is interest in seeing a similar project in 2022 with some people noting they would like to see the pilot implemented full time, year-round, or at least every day during the summer months.

Read the ‘What We Heard document to learn more.

Results of the public engagement process will be tabled at the Nov. 3 Committee of the Whole meeting – the agenda is available online.

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