A section of Spring Garden Road in Halifax will soon be inaccessible to pedestrian vehicle traffic during most of the day, seven days a week.
Beginning July 4 until June 2023, only buses will be allowed to drive down Spring Garden Road from Queen to South Park streets between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday, including weekends.
The province calls the adjustment the Spring Garden Road Bus-only Pilot project, which is part of the “Imagine Spring Garden Road streetscaping project.”
The section of Spring Garden Road will be reopened to vehicle traffic from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. each night.
Cyclists and pedestrians will continue to have access to the street at all times and access to businesses will also be maintained, according to a news release from the province.
Other adjustments to be expected with the Spring Garden Bus-only Pilot project include:
The bus-only pilot was approved by regional council in December 2021.
A map provided by the city shows the section of Spring Garden Road that will be closed to vehicle traffic when the bus-only pilot project begins. (SOURCE: www.halifax.ca)
“Spring Garden Road is a busy and vibrant street, with thousands of people who commute through the area daily,” read a news release from the province.
Bus-only lanes help to make transit more reliable. Less traffic means less noise, cleaner air, and a better pedestrian experience.