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VIVA Vancouver: Creating vibrant people spaces

VIVA Vancouver is a program that transforms road spaces into vibrant people spaces.

In collaboration with community groups, local businesses, and regional partners, VIVA facilitates short- and long-term street closures, creating public spaces for walking, lounging, and lunching.

These spaces enhance the city's sense of community, encourage walking and cycling, and benefit local businesses.

VIVA works with community partners to: 

  • Create great places by modifying road space and open spaces
  • Test new ideas and remove barriers that discourage public life
  • Invite people to slow down, sit, relax, connect with friends, people watch - and sometimes even dance!

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VIVA Vancouver (photo: Alison Boulier)

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Enter our bike rack design contest

Bike racks don't have to be boring

We're looking for bike rack designs that are both fun and funtional.

Winning designs will receive a cash prize, and will be installed in locations around the city.

Learn more and submit your idea

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