The City of Lévis has announced that it will provide an opportunity for restaurateurs to expand their terrace, and allow the pedestrian streets.
The restorers will be able to occupy a part of the public space in order to install tables and chairs outside, free of charge, announced the municipality by way of a press release. It will also be more flexible for the use of private spaces. Traders can expect to receive their authorization within five working days. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
“With the difficult context linked to the economic recovery, we want to support the local merchants. In addition to supporting these restaurateurs, the City wishes to facilitate the access of the population to the places of consumption. Exceptionally, for the summer season 2020, the City will facilitate the redevelopment of the outdoor areas provided that the rules of safety and traffic are met,” said the mayor, Gilles Lehouillier.
Levis also opens the door to the creation of pedestrian arteries temporary. In June, this possibility had already been mentioned. The mayor said that his city had no tradition in this area and that it supported rather the opening to traffic.
The possibility is now officially available to traders. “For the transformation of lanes of traffic, and pedestrian streets, it will be necessary to advance that the demand is from the traders directly concerned. The decisions will then be taken on a case-by-case basis and the following conditions must be respected : respect of the minimum rules of safety, circulation and good neighbourliness,” says the City.