Halifax has won the People’s Choice award for Best Urban Street Transformation from urban planning and design website Streetsblog USA.
Halifax was up against streets in Albuquerque, Cleveland, St. Paul, Austin and Toronto.
The Argyle and Grafton Shared Streetscape Project featured a new curbless streetscape combined with “pedestrian zones” and “shared zones.” The project took 21-weeks to complete.
“For Halifax, the key to making these two downtown commercial streets work better for people was removing the curbs,” Streetsblog said.
Albuquerque, New Mexico took home the Editors’ Choice award for transit improvements along Central Avenue – the city’s 9.2-mile main artery – which is part of the historic Route 66.
Streetsblog USA promotes better conditions for walking, biking and transit while reducing dependence on cars in the United States and Canada.