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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Uptown Should Be Pedestrian Friendly, Councillor Says

Shutting down part of the Uptown to traffic on days in the summer when there's large events like Canada Day celebrations being considered by council.

Councillor Patty Higgins proposing the idea, and says turning King Street and Charlotte Street into sidewalks when there are crowds of people may improve public safety.

Mayor Ivan Court says it's a great way to attract people to the city centre.

He says hopefully something will be worked out for next summer, when Union Street will be open again so traffic will still be able to get through.