SAVE THE DATE!
Switch Dartmouth is Sunday, June 2 from noon to 4 p.m.
CALL FOR COMMUNITY ACTIVATORS AT SWITCH: If you are a community group or organization interested in setting up along the route, we’d like to hear from you. We are currently accepting applications. All you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know who you are and how you’d like to engage with the crowd at Switch 2019. We’ll get back to you right away.
NEW TO SWITCH? Switch is Downtown Dartmouth’s biggest street party of the year. It’s the day when more than 2 km of streets get closed to traffic and switched open for people! Switch is a celebration of active transportation, sustainable living and community. It’s also the kickoff to this year’s Halifax Bike Week!
Thousands of people of all ages will take over Portland Street and Prince Albert Road from Alderney Landing to Sullivan’s Pond Park. We’re programming music stages on the route, plus roving entertainers, live demos, bouncy castles and lots more surprises.
Stay tuned for details.
@switchhfx is organized by the Planning and Design Centre and Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission
Switch: Open Street Sundays in Dartmouth is coming up this Sunday June 7th!
Here is the Route Map with information about Activities and Participant locations along the route.
2015 Switch: Open Street Sundays in Dartmouth
Swing on by Portland Street and Prince Albert Road, where the streets will be closed to car traffic and opened up for walkers, rollers, cyclists, dancers, and more!
Check out the amazing collection of things happening along the route. Come early to catch some great outdoor music at Sullivan’s Pond, grab a lemonade after checking out some skateboarding at Lake Banook, then stroll all the way down to the Dartmouth Makers Pop-up Street Market on Portland later on!
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
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!
After the huge success of Dartmouth Switch we’re looking forward to returning to the Halifax route for the last Switch of 2013. Visit the “Switch Halifax” page for a route map and a list of activities lined up for this Sunday’s Switch.
2013’s first Switch: Open Streets event drew the spirit of active living and play. The little chill in the air cooled cyclists and rollerbladers going up and down the route and the dancers who found themselves at North and Agricola, hopping to bohemian tunes. Around 11am, a group of kids riding bicycles and tricycles led the first charge down North Park St.
Thanks to all of our volunteers who came out to support Switch, sponsors, and community partners: Halifax Community Health Board, the Halifax Cycling Coalition, North End Business Association, Breakhouse, and Stepping Up. See you all back on the route this September 8th!