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June 29, 2016
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June 29, 2016

City of New Westminster launches movable furniture pilot project throughout the city

New Westminster – The City of New Westminster is moving ahead with a public seating pilot project that will see bright red movable tables and chairs placed in various spaces around the city. The idea behind the project is to give users the ability to adapt the public space to their needs, whether it be using the furniture to eat lunch, work, hold meetings, or simply relax!

“We recognize that flexible seating is important to creating a successful public space,” said Mayor Jonathan Coté. “We hope to see everyone taking advantage of the seats this summer!”

The furniture will be placed in various high volume pedestrian locations throughout the city in the coming weeks. Depending on location, city staff or adjacent property owners/ businesses will manage the furniture by either moving it in and out of storage every morning and evening or securing overnight. 



Erika Mashig
Parks and Open Space Planner
City of New Westminster or 604-527-4530