Downtown Pedestrian Mall Pilot Project

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The City of St. John's opened the Downtown Pedestrian Mall on July 3. The purpose of the Mall was twofold:

  1. to allow the business community to expand their space thereby stimulating the downtown economy, and
  2. as a means to allow people to use public space while adhering to required public health physical distancing guidelines stemming for the Covid 19 pandemic.

The Mall was open from July 3 to Sept. 7 with many businesses making changes to their outdoor spaces to accommodate increased foot traffic/patrons.

As this was a pilot project for the summer of 2020, it is important that staff determine whether the project goals above were met and make recommendations to Council on how a Downtown Pedestrian Mall could work for the future.

There are many stakeholders who will be consulted throughout this review process. This page is primarily designed to solicit feedback and perspective from consumers - people who visited the mall or those who chose not to visit the Mall. Take a few minutes to review the content on the page and provide your input.

Businesses in the Downtown will be consulted via survey and stakeholder meetings.

The City of St. John's opened the Downtown Pedestrian Mall on July 3. The purpose of the Mall was twofold:

  1. to allow the business community to expand their space thereby stimulating the downtown economy, and
  2. as a means to allow people to use public space while adhering to required public health physical distancing guidelines stemming for the Covid 19 pandemic.

The Mall was open from July 3 to Sept. 7 with many businesses making changes to their outdoor spaces to accommodate increased foot traffic/patrons.

As this was a pilot project for the summer of 2020, it is important that staff determine whether the project goals above were met and make recommendations to Council on how a Downtown Pedestrian Mall could work for the future.

There are many stakeholders who will be consulted throughout this review process. This page is primarily designed to solicit feedback and perspective from consumers - people who visited the mall or those who chose not to visit the Mall. Take a few minutes to review the content on the page and provide your input.

Businesses in the Downtown will be consulted via survey and stakeholder meetings.

Page last updated: 23 March 2021, 14:44