Spring Garden Road is one of the region’s busiest pedestrian shopping streets and a major corridor for Halifax Transit. Anchored by the popular Halifax Central Library at one end and the spectacular Halifax Public Gardens at the other.
We’ve completed street and sidewalk improvements, like wider sidewalks with pavers, the undergrounding of all wiring, the addition of planters, trees, and seating. Renderings and project information to date can be found here.
Starting Monday, July 4, 2022, Spring Garden Road from Queen Street to South Park Street will be bus only (bikes are also permitted) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. During the times the street is bus-only, Spring Garden Road is open for those walking, rolling, cycling, shopping, and dining, but is closed to private vehicles (this includes delivery vehicles, taxis, and rideshares).
Vehicles will be able to cross Spring Garden southbound on Birmingham Street, northbound on Dresden Row and travel northbound on Brenton Street (left turn required at Spring Garden). Clyde Street will be converted to two-way, between South Park and Brenton streets, to support area circulation.
Spring Garden Road is a busy and vibrant street, with thousands of people that arrive there using Halifax Transit daily. Bus-only lanes help to make transit more reliable. Less traffic means less noise, cleaner air, and a better pedestrian experience.
The pilot will last for a year (until June 2023), reporting to Regional Council after that time to determine the future of the street.