Argyle Streetscape

Downtown Halifax
Urban Planning
Urban Design


In 2012, the Downtown Halifax Business Commission engaged the Cities & Environment Unit to revitalize and revisit previous Argyle streetscape designs with more input from both stakeholders and the public. CEU established a storefront engagement operation on Argyle Street and carried out a robust engagement strategy resulting in an innovative shared street design.The streetscape design proposed for Argyle Street embraces the shared street concept, which seeks a better balance of the needs of all road uses by

improving the level of comfort and usability. The application of a shared street concept on Argyle Street shifts the balance from a car-dominanted space to a truly public realm where pedestrian movement, pace and activities are given equal treatment on a curbless street.

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