Riverside Drive Goes On A Diet This Saturday
Wednesday June 8th, 2016
Posted at 6:36pm
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Riverside Drive is going on a diet this Saturday.
Riverside will close between Ouellette Avenue and McDougall Street, from 5am to 8am Saturday morning. The two centre lanes will then reopen in that stretch from 8am to 2pm and an art fair will be showcased.
“We’re demonstrating ways to better connect the downtown core with our beautiful riverfront”, said City Planner Thom Hunt. “Narrowing the 4 lanes to two for a short stretch will make it nicer for pedestrians to move back and forth”.
The city is working with the Congress for New Urbanism, the Windsor Region Society of Architects and the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association, studying traffic calming through tactical urbanism. This demonstration marks the last day of the CNU 24 conference being held in Detroit and Windsor which advocates for better urban environments.
Art fair participants include:
Porter Choice Pics
Cranberry Tree Press and Urban Farmhouse Press
DePassio Art & Design
Pawsitively A Dog Thing
Ted Paints Faces
Crazy Creative Art
Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald, Extreme Plein Air Painter
Megan Baute Illustration
Lauren Hedges Photography
Hello Beautiful Custom Fashion & Bridal Boutique
The Henna Boutique
Windblown & Weathered Studio
Vaughn Beneteau & Nadine Marais
Culture Shock Jewelry
Great Lakes Felts