Robson Square during the 2010 Olympics. Photo credit: Tim Shields | Flickr
Could Vancouver be getting a new public plaza in the near future?
City councillors vote this week to determine whether a key block of Robson Street in the heart of Robson Square will be closed to vehicle traffic for good, creating an expansive new public space in the heart of the city.
Currently, the 800-block of Robson Street – located directly behind the Vancouver Art Gallery, between Hornby and Howe Streets – is cordoned off during summer months and turned into a pedestrian friendly space. The rest of the year, however, the block is busy with car and bus traffic, as vehicles make their way to and from the West End.
But critics have long pointed out that the block should be permanently closed to traffic. Continue reading:
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