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Gallant Avenue pilot project

We're supporting Deep Cove's local businesses, improving traffic circulation, and promoting the continued safe enjoyment of Deep Cove for both residents and visitors, by piloting an expanded pedestrian and seating area on Gallant Avenue. 

About the pilot project

In addition to the temporary road reallocation measures, we tested one-way traffic in the lower block of Gallant Avenue to help residents and visitors safely enjoy the area and allow local businesses to serve more customers.

During this time, traffic was re-routed along Banbury Road and Panorama Drive.

Early input 

Businesses in Deep Cove indicated that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact day-to-day operations.

Residents were also concerned about the viability of local businesses and maintaining an appropriate distance from others in and around the village given the current road allocations and traffic.

Sharing your thoughts on this pilot

 Between August 12 and October 16, we asked local residents and visitors to share their thoughts on the pilot through a form on this page. 

Nearly 80% of respondents favoured the pedestrian area, and 70% felt it should be made permanent.

Staff spoke with business owners before starting the pedestrian pilot project in May and again in September, and 100% favoured the project. There was also overwhelming support to extend the pilot through the winter, and several advocated for permanent changes.

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