A section of Government Street was transformed into a pedestrian-priority walkway in the wake of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

A section of Government Street was transformed into a pedestrian-priority walkway in the wake of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

City seeks input on reimagining Victoria public spaces during COVID-19

Survey responses will inform changes to Build Back Victoria program

The City of Victoria is asking for input on how public spaces should be reimagined this spring and summer as pandemic restrictions continue to restrict everyday life.

In the summer of last year, the city launched its Build Back Victoria program to support local businesses and physically distanced pedestrian activity. It allowed for businesses to expand onto sidewalks, streets, parking spaces and parks. Government Street transformed into a pedestrian-priority walkway, temporary patios were erected, space was made for curbside pickups and fitness classes turned to parks.

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Now, as the city looks ahead to summer once again, it is asking residents, businesses and visitors to provide feedback on the program. The 10-minute survey is available at engage.victoria.ca until Feb. 22.

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