Council greenlights vehicle-free pilot plan for Granville Street in downtown Vancouver
A pedestrian zone will be set up along the Granville Entertainment District
A stretch of the Granville Entertainment District (GED) will be piloting a promenade idea soon.
City council passed a resolution supporting the idea Wednesday (June 9), which will turn the stretch of Granville between Smithe and Helmcken streets into a vehicle-free zone from Friday nights to Sunday nights. That means no personal vehicles, taxis or busses.
This means the space will be open for temporary patios (which council has also given the ok to) along with public seating, art and musicians. The Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) will take the lead in organizing much of that.