The Mount Pleasant Green Initiatives Committee led this project, excited to activate a piece of their community as their first endeavour. After walking through the community, the organizers determined three key issues in their community: lighting, signage, and wayfinding. The goal was to increase walkability and active transportation within Mount Pleasant and reduce the reliance of Mount Pleasant residents on motor vehicles.
After considering several locations and ideas, they decided to tackle lighting in order to improve visibility, safety and usability. The team decided to install solar lights around the Community Hall, which didn’t require any permitting, simply the permission of the Community Association. On December 1, 2019, the team went out to install the lights, which took about an hour and had already gleaned some compliments from people walking by.