Richmond looking to restrict vehicles in Steveston for summer

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The City of Richmond is considering a proposal for Steveston Village to limit vehicle traffic to help businesses bounce back from the pandemic.

Under the proposal, Moncton Street would become car-free between No. 1 Road and Third Avenue. A block each of Bayview Street, First and Third avenues would also be converted to one-way.

“Pedestrians would basically be in the middle of the road. The parking lanes would be taken out. There would be more room for cyclists,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

Businesses would also have room on sidewalks to expand, such as patios for restaurants, he added.

Brodie said the proposal was introduced to businesses Tuesday, and while the one-way-road suggestion was popular, most were against restricting vehicles on Moncton St. …

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