Taming Seymour Street

Taming Seymour Street

This is a draft design concept for a portion of Seymour Street. To increase vibrancy on Seymour Street and improve the pedestrian and cyclist experience, traffic must be slowed. The design concept still includes the two current vehicle travel lanes. However, they could remain as one-way or change to two-way. As shown in the street section illustration, proposed improvements to Seymour Street recommend shifting the travel lanes to the south side, which will open up the sunnier north side of the street for a wider sidewalk, street trees, and a multi-use pathway. The design concept not only recommends replacing the parking stalls on the north side of the street with a wider sidewalk and a multi-use pathway, but also provides a double row of street trees and space to allow for café and restaurant sidewalk patios. These improvements will help create a friendlier pedestrian environment and add vibrancy along this portion of Seymour Street. These improvements would also integrate with and enhance the future development of the former Kamloops Daily News site, which in recent years was identified as a potential location for a performing arts centre.