VIVA Vancouver: creating vibrant pedestrian spaces

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VIVA Vancouver is a program that transforms road spaces into vibrant pedestrian spaces. In collaboration with community groups, local businesses, and regional partners, VIVA facilitates short-term street closures throughout the year, creating public spaces for walking, lounging, and lunching. These spaces enhance the city’s sense of community, encourage active forms of transportation (walking and cycling), and benefit local businesses.”

This program celebrates several events such as Robson Redux, The Granville Social, different parklets and other street activities.

Picnurbia/VIVA Vancouver from Kathleen Corey and Brian Gould on Vimeo.

Porch Parade is the winner of the 2015 VIVA Vancouver Robson Redux design competition. The installation was featured as the City of Vancouver’s downtown summertime plaza on 800-block. Each summer, this block transforms into a pedestrian plaza featuring a unique seating installation.

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(Video source: Kathleen Corey and Brian Gould on Vimeo)

(Pictures source: Krista Jahnke on Flickr)