Reliable and accessible amenities, such as public washrooms and water fountains, bicycle parking, and seating, are vital to a thriving public realm. As we increasingly rely on digital technologies, personal devices, and the internet, being able to provide public wifi and charging stations would also improve the experiences of the city.
Public Wifi and Phone Charging Stations
Staying connected requires access to power and wifi. Charging stations as well as public wifi allow us to stay in touch with personal networks and online services.
Public Washrooms and Water Fountains
Reliable access to washrooms, water fountains, and bottle-filling stations helps to address increased pedestrian and cycling traffic along the corridor. Providing access to drinking water is a health and safety consideration, especially during the hot summer months.
Bike Share, Bike Parking and Repair Stations
Combined with a safe multi-use path, bike parking and bike share stations at regular intervals along with seating and DIY repair stations will help to encourage casual and commuter cycling in the downtown core. Ideally, these amenities would be implemented in coordination with local stakeholders, BIAs, and City agencies.