Sounds like induced demand at work for the good.I really enjoyed this area over the weekend. It was very busy! You really had to watch for bikes too. So many people using bike lanes! It's day and night compared to what it used to be prior to the neighbourhood renewal project!
Looking at that last photo, does anyone know what is going on with Have Mercy? It has been closed since the start of the pandemic and was a great spot and would be even better to have that activated here along with El Cortez and the new streetscape.