Close Main Street to Vehicle Traffic

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Since last April, small businesses have been faced with numerous struggles. Our local businesses need our support now more than ever. A proposal by City Councillor Dalvir Nahal would close 30th Avenue (Main Street) to traffic between 29th and 31st streets on Thursdays – Sundays.

This could be a proactive way to allow business and customers to more easily practice physical distancing. Additionally, restaurants, in particular, have been most recently hit with restrictions banning indoor dining. The proposal would allow businesses to utilize the road for outdoor patios and could be a great opportunity for the city to help those who don't have the space.

Last year the City of Kelowna blocked off parts of Bernard Avenue downtown and there was an overwhelming positive response both from businesses and customers. Every day last summer Downtown Kelowna had a very upbeat atmosphere and it is time that city council takes steps to provide the same experience to the citizens of Vernon.

The City of Vernon council will have a meeting on May 10 to make a decision. If you are in favour of this motion and support the closing of the two main street blocks, from 29th to 31st street, please let your voice be heard by signing this petition and emailing our city councillors.