Four new rain-friendly pop-up plazas

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With rain and colder weather upon us, there is a growing need for sheltered spaces to support outdoor activity through the winter. Using the overhead protection offered by bridges, the City of Vancouver is trialing new rain-friendly pop-up plazas at four locations:

  • Cambie Bridge South at False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (1890 Spyglass Place)
  • Cambie Bridge South at W 1st Ave (on the multi-use path)
  • Cambie Bridge North (north of Cooper’s Park)
  • Burrard Bridge North (south of the Seawall)

The four new rain-friendly trial plazas will feature picnic tables and signage, and two of the four will have ping pong tables. City staff will continue to collaborate with nearby community organizations and local stakeholders to ensure the spaces remain well cared-for, inclusive and comfortable.

Through the pop-up plazas survey, we heard that rain protection during the rainy season was amongst the most common requests for improvement to the plazas. Enhancing existing spaces under bridges is an efficient, low-cost way to trial weather protected plazas.

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