The mayor of Kamloops feels the plan to close Fourth Avenue today between Seymour and Lansdowne is a good one.
The one block area will be shutdown for two weeks for the Busker’s Festival until the day after Hot Nite in the City on August 12th for the Summer 2018 Plaza Pilot Project.
Ken Christian says, its important to get people out of their cars, walking and coming downtown with a decision on the permanent closure this fall.
“We need to create more people space in our downtown and I think other communities have been very successful in terms of creating space that people want to hang out and have a coffee outdoors and to use that space to interact and I think Kamloops is a bit behind we have been too automobile-centric in our downtown.”
The block will be suited pedestrians with extra lighting and seating areas.