Car-Free Days Cancelled in One Vancouver Site

Local businesses on a busy Vancouver street that had been hosting weekly car-free events this summer have protested and effectively cancelled the event.

"The city-sponsored program dubbed Summer Spaces has been cancelled on trendy Commercial Drive, on Vancouver's east side, after complaints from area merchants.

One of the program's originators told CBC News that results of a survey of retailers by the local business improvement association effectively ended the local program."

The city is planning to commission a report about how the car-free events impact retail establishments.

Full Story: Vancouver car-free Sundays hit a red light

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