Spring Garden Road Enhancements

Imagine Spring Garden Road
Working together to develop a shared vision for a great street in Halifax

Background
Spring Garden Road is one of the region's busiest pedestrian shopping streets and a major corridor for Halifax Transit. Anchored by the popular Halifax Central Library at one end and the spectacular Halifax Public Gardens at the other this area could benefit from street and sidewalk improvements. Stemming from the Halifax Economic Strategy, Council approved two priority streetscape projects to signal their commitment to the downtown core with meaningful investment. Argyle/ Grafton was completed in 2017 and Spring Garden Road was

Imagine Spring Garden Road
Working together to develop a shared vision for a great street in Halifax

Background
Spring Garden Road is one of the region's busiest pedestrian shopping streets and a major corridor for Halifax Transit. Anchored by the popular Halifax Central Library at one end and the spectacular Halifax Public Gardens at the other this area could benefit from street and sidewalk improvements. Stemming from the Halifax Economic Strategy, Council approved two priority streetscape projects to signal their commitment to the downtown core with meaningful investment. Argyle/ Grafton was completed in 2017 and Spring Garden Road was approved as the second project. The Integrated Mobility Plan approved in December 2017 underscores the need to take a “Complete Streets” approach which considers how streets function as places as well as a transportation links, and aims to improve comfort and safety, particularly for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users.

What’s Happening Now?
This summer, in partnership with the Spring Garden Area Business Association, the municipality will be testing some ideas developed in the past for Spring Garden Road and engaging with the public and stakeholders about future possibilities. To kick off the conversation, a colourful deck (the ‘stoplet’) will be installed on the north side of Spring Garden Road, between Birmingham Street and Dresden Row as a pilot project. Pilot projects allow project ideas to be tested before further decisions are made. With more space for people getting on and off the bus, seating, planters, bike racks and a sense of play, the ‘stoplet’ aims to engage people’s imagination about future possibilities for this significant city street.

We are encouraging people to use the #ImagineSGR and share your thoughts, photos and ideas for your vision to improve the Spring Garden Road streetscape experience.

  • Imagine Spring Garden Road Survey

    Spring Garden Road (SGR) is a vibrant and busy pedestrian shopping street in the heart of downtown. Let's work together to develop a shared vision for this great street! Tell us what you love and/or what you think needs work. Think big! Use your imagination! 

    Spring Garden Road (SGR) is a vibrant and busy pedestrian shopping street in the heart of downtown. Let's work together to develop a shared vision for this great street! Tell us what you love and/or what you think needs work. Think big! Use your imagination! 

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