The City of Moncton is set to reduce vehicle traffic on Main Street this summer by making it a one-way street through October.
Staff say the move is part of the city’s post-COVID-19 pandemic economic plan which will allow downtown restaurants to expand their sidewalk cafes and terraces.
The proposal would see traffic reduced to one westbound lane for vehicles with a bike lane on either side.
1/ Stay tuned for a major shift in traffic flow on Main Street later this month! A section of Main Street (between Botsford and Lutz) will be turned into a one-way (westbound) temporarily. A bidirectional bike lane will also be added! 🚴♂️🚴♀️ pic.twitter.com/L3W1vusacX
— City of Moncton (@CityofMoncton) June 1, 2020
To make it happen, an amendment to the city’s Streets and Parking bylaw is required.
A first reading of the plan was done at Monday’s city council meeting and according to a press release, a second and third reading will follow before the plan is put into action.
The city expects changes to be put in place by mid to late June.
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