What is streetscaping?
Streetscaping is an approach to roadway design that emphasizes a street’s civic role as public open space. This is achieved by including elements that make the experience more enjoyable, particularly for people on foot, such as trees, seating, special lighting, sidewalks and more, depending on the street and location.
Stemming from the Halifax Economic Strategy, Council approved two priority streetscape projects to signal their commitment to the downtown core with meaningful investment. Argyle/ Grafton was completed in 2017 and Spring Garden Road was approved as the second project. The Integrated Mobility Plan approved in December 2017 underscores the need to take a “Complete Streets” approach which considers how streets function as places as well as a transportation links, and aims to improve comfort and safety, particularly for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users.