Pedestrian mall trial underway on Government street

If you enjoy walking downtown, you now have another route to enjoy, unencumbered by traffic.

The City Of Victoria has a new pilot project underway downtown, creating a temporary pedestrian mall on Government street.

Rob Reid, the founder of Frontrunners Footwear, says the area near Bastion Square is a great place for the walking experiment. "We look at all the tourist who are crossing the street all the time. It just seems like a natural spot just outside Bastian square, two blocks where we can give pedestrians a different experience downtown on a Sunday afternoon."

The stretch of Government Street will be closed from Fort to Yates will close to regular traffic noon unitl 5pm every Sunday till end of September.


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