The Planning and Design Centre is excited for the final Switch Open Street Sunday of 2014. This Sunday September 21st from 12-4 Agricola will be transformed into a paved parkway with all sorts of music, entertainment, and activities on the street and at the Hydrostone. Below is a Schedule of programming and performances for Sunday . See you on the street Halifax. It is free to participate. We will have four main areas of programming and activity for Switch Halifax and two key info areas at both ends of the route.
The Planning & Design Centre (PDC) is gearing up for year 3 of Switch Open Street Sundays on September 21st from 12-4. Due to construction on North Park the route will be slightly different this year (see map below) running on Agricola Street from Cunard to Young.
The Switch team is excited to be back on the Halifax side and is already well underway in its efforts terms to attract community partners and local businesses to activate the route. If you would like to volunteer for Switch on September 21st please sign up here or if you would like to sign-up your group or organization to have a booth or run an activity email us at Switchopenstreetsundays(@) gmail.com or call 494.8494. Please respond by September 12 to be included in our promotions. If you have an idea reach out and help make this Switch Halifax a success. See you on the streets.
Switch Dartmouth is just over a week away! Once again, we are thrilled with the level of community support for this event. Many community partners, route activators and volunteers have come together to create what we are sure will be a fun and safe day. We have an awesome line-up of events scheduled along the route including face painting, a musical stage, Halifax mobile skate park and St. George’s mini tennis court, just to name a few! As well, Blind Sports Nova Scotia will be providing tandem bike rides. Along Prince Albert Rd. you will find yoga and sports classes.
Here are just some of the planned activities:
Sunrise Yoga Class
Core Essentials Fitness Classes
Salsa & Latin Dance Group
Old School Donuts
Clean Nova Scotia Bike Valet
Halifax Smart Trip
Bernie Hart Walking Tours
and many many many others…..
See you on the street,
The Switch Team
The second Switch Dartmouth of the season is fast approaching us on Sunday August 24th from noon – 4pm. We are currently looking for volunteers and interested community partners to activate the Switch route. Once again the street will be opened up along Portland St and Prince Albert Rd to pedestrians, cyclists, dancers, exercise classes, runners, in-line skaters, as well as physical activity and active transportation of every description!
If you would like to be involved either as a community partner or day-of volunteer, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on the streets August 24th from noon – 4pm!
Alright all you Switch Fans, its finally time for a peak at the Switch Dartmouth schedule!! There are only a few days left until the street is opened this Sunday June 15th and we have lots of fun activities taking place along the route. This year the Multicultural Festival will be holding a street party along Portland St. and are bringing with them a pig roast, music, and dancers! Continuing along Prince Albert Dr. you can enjoy a fitness class, mini tennis match, or take in local fair from a selection of food trucks. Check out the map to see more!
Only two week to go until Dartmouth Switch, happening June 15th noon – 4pm. This is the 1st of two Dartmouth Switch Open Street Sundays planned for summer 2014. The Planning and Design Centre and Dartmouth Business Commission have been busily working away to make this the best Switch yet! This years Switch Dartmouth is also a signature event of HRM Bike Week. We have many exciting route activators including Moksha Yoga, the Dartmouth Sportsplex and the Halifax Cycling Coalition. A full map of activities and line-up of events will be available soon, so check back here! The Nova Scotia Multicultural Festival will also be kicking of their 30th anniversary celebration with a street party on Portland St. Enjoy a variety of cultural music and activities while you stroll, walk or run by!
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!
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)?