Robert: St. John’s approves Downtown pedestrian mall

The City of St. John’s has announced they are proceeding with the proposed Downtown pedestrian mall.

In a press release, the City says the mall will come into effect on July 3 and run until September 7. During this time, Water Street from Bishop’s Cove to Job’s Cove will be open to pedestrian traffic only from noon to 10 p.m. daily.

“We are very excited to offer residents and downtown business owners this new experience for July and August,” says Councillor Debbie Hanlon. “We certainly hope that residents make the most of this experience and visit the new pedestrian mall often this summer.”

Picnic tables will be added to the city’s streetscape and barricades will be installed as to provide security to protect the pedestrian flow.

In regards to parking, Water Street will be closed for regular parking during this period in the four blocks included in the mall. Parking will be available on Duckworth Street, Harbour Drive and the adjacent coves, close to the pedestrian mall area.

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