Wednesday, July 27, 2016 (Halifax) – The municipality wishes to thank and recognize the efforts of those who created painted sidewalk artwork in celebration of events such as the recent Halifax Pride Festival. While we are proud to see the public share such positive messages, public safety remains our top priority.
The municipality encourages residents and business owners to familiarize themselves with Bylaw S-300, the Streets By-Law (specifically Sections 30 and 43) and Bylaw S-801, the By-Law for Temporary Signs (specifically Part 5) when considering adding artwork to municipal sidewalks.
Some materials, when applied to sidewalks, can become slippery in wet weather. It is in the interest of public safety that material, other than chalk, not be applied on the right of way by residents and business owners.
This week, crews will begin removing recent artwork placed on sidewalks in the downtown core.
The municipality thanks residents and business owners for their co-operation and consideration on this matter.