Switch: Open Streets Dartmouth 2014 – Upcoming Dates

The dates for the two upcoming Switch: Open Streets Dartmouth 2014 have been selected! Come out from 12:00pm – 4:00pm on Sunday, June 15th and Sunday, August 24th, 2014 to celebrate Downtown Dartmouth!

To make this event successful, we are proposing to close the street to vehicle traffic from Portland and Alderney Drive up to Prince Albert St. and Cottage Hill Dr. To facilitate this, HRM is restricting on-street parking along the Switch route for the duration of the event and would encourage you to park on a side street the night before. There will be no access for local traffic to businesses and residential driveways on the proposed route during the event. In case of emergencies or special circumstances there will be police and route marshals to assist you in accessing your personal property, driveway or business.

See you on the streets!

Building the Case for 2014

The Planning and Design Centre is getting excited thinking about the potential for Switch in 2014 with three Switch Open Street Sundays in 2013 there is a lot of momentum.

But in order to build the case for Switch it is helpful for us to understand people’s experience in Switch Open Street Sundays in 2013 in Halifax and Dartmouth. More specifically, how do Open Streets help to build community or change the way people think about our public spaces (streets)?

Below is the link to a short survey.
Please help us share this link around so we can make a stronger case for more Switch Open Street Sundays in 2014. Also stay tuned for exciting volunteer appreciation event in early November.

Here We Come Dartmouth!


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Switch Darthmouth is moving forward!

Canvassing of the route has been complete and we have a date set for this August 25th, 12-3pm. The 2km route will run from Alderney Drive and Portland Street through to Prince Albert as far as Cottage Hill Drive. The Planning & Design Centre is partnering with Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission to animate the route: bringing vendors, musicians, and recreation out to the street to celebrate getting around Dartmouth.
Want to get involved? 

A core group of volunteers meets every Wednesday630-730pm at the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission on 163 Portland Street. We discuss promotions, sponsorship, community outreach, and logistics and always welcome new attendees.
If you have an organization, an idea for helping activating the route, or wish to volunteer please get in touch at switchopenstreetsundays@gmail.com