What is the School Street?
The School Street is a City of Vancouver and Vancouver School Board program that makes the block of Comox Street between Bidwell and Cardero a car-free space on school days at morning dropoff and afternoon pickup times.
When did the School Street start?
The School Street began as a pilot project in 2021 and has been successfully operating for 2 years.
Why make the School Street permanent?
The School Street is staffed by volunteers, but the heavy time commitment makes it unsustainable long-term. We want to create a permanent car-free public space on the block.
How can we make the School Street permanent?
The City of Vancouver is opening a process of public consultation, which will include discussion of how the community would like to see the space used.
Want to know more?
City of Vancouver website
How can I help?
Before the School Street
Benefits of the School Street and active transportation
Why will the School Street end in June 2023?
How will the permanent School Street affect access?
What is the financial cost of the project?
We gratefully live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.