New pedestrian-friendly spaces are popping up in the ByWard Market. Wiliam Street is the home to one of two pilot projects this summer that attempts to expand spaces for pedestrian use. The project was inspired by ideas coming out of the ByWard Market Public Realm Study.
The street will be closed to vehicles until the fall, and will allow pedestrians a place to sit, stay and relax in the new William Street Pedestrian Plaza. The plaza stretches from George Street to York Street and will now provides more green spaces, seating, activities for children and space for entertainment. The second location is on Clarence Street, between Parent Avenue and Dalhousie Street.
Local business owners are also ‘sprucing’ up the neighbourhood to make it a more inviting pedestrian experience.
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