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City Seeking Input on 2017 Walk/Bike Studies

2017 Bike Week Winnipeg Infrastucture Tour

The City of Winnipeg is seeking input on a number of Bike/Walk projects as part of their 2017 Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects Action Plan. A number of opportunities to provide feedback have been initiated, and we encourage you to review the material bing presented and provide your ideas on how to make these projects work best.

Bike Winnipeg will be working with the study teams to provide additional opportunities for feedback, please stay tuned.

West Alexander to East Exchange Pop-up Engagement Events

MVancouver-BC-separated-cycle-lanes.-By-Alyse-Nelson-used-with-permission.-563x422cDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue provide important east-west connections between Waterfront Drive and Sherbrook Street. This project will look at options for improving the existing painted bike lanes to protected lanes so that that they are comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.

The study team wants to learn from you about what is important to you as the city moves forward with the project. This will occur initially to identify strengths, barriers and issues around mobility and traffic safety in the neighbourhood. Once options have been developed, we will share them with you and request your feedback.

Let them know what you thing at one of four pop-up engagement events on Winter Bike to Work Day – Friday, February 10th.

  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Bronuts, C-100 King Street;
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Red River College, Loewen Atrium, 160 Princess Street;
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Across the Board Cafe, 211 Bannatyne Avenue;
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Boon Burger Cafe, 141 Bannatyne Avenue.

Can’t make one of the pop-up engagement events? Let them know what you think by filling out a survey that also includes a mapping tool.

The deadline for feedback is February 21.

West Alexander to East Exchange Public Engagement Portal

Des Meurons/St. George Study

DesMeurons-StGeorge-Study-Area-2017The goal of this study (along the area around Des Meurons Street and St. George Road) is to provide pedestrian and cycling infrastructure that allows people of all ages and abilities to walk or bike from the Bishop Grandin Greenway to the St. Boniface neighbourhood. The infrastructure will start and end at safe locations and connect people from their neighbourhoods to existing and future bicycle infrastructure.

Critical connections outside of the study area include the St. Boniface Hospital Complex and the Market Lands Property east of the Emerson rail line – identified as a major redevelopment site in City of Winnipeg Complete Communities planning document, and the future East Corridor Rapid Transit pathway connecting into Transcona.

The goal of the public engagement is to collect feedback throughout the design process to help determine the following:

  • Type of infrastructure
  • Location of infrastructure;
  • Network connections;
  • Intersection upgrades (type and location);
  • Evaluation criteria (and weighting).

This is the start of the public engagement process for the project.
Let the study team know what you think by filling out a survey that also includes a mapping tool. If you would like, you can return back to the mapping tool to add additional comments. This survey and mapping tool will close Monday, February 20th (extended from Thursday, February 16).

Feel free to recommend better connectivity to the south-east, even if it is out of the study area.

Des Meurons/St. George Corridor Study Public Engagement Portal

Seine River Crossings Study

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The goal of the Seine River Crossing study is to identify a preferred location for a new pedestrian and cycling crossing. An identified site would support the community’s vision for a Seine River pathway network and will increase connectivity in the community and to the broader pedestrian and cycling network.

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The goal of the public engagement process is to collect feedback throughout the design process to help determine the following:

  • Location(s) of Seine River crossing;
  • Pathway connections;
  • Evaluation criteria.

This is the start of the public engagement process for the project.
Let the study team know what you think by filling out a survey that also includes a mapping tool. If you would like, you can return back to the mapping tool to add additional comments.

This survey and mapping tool will close Monday , February 20th (extended from Thursday, February 16).

Seine River Crossing Public Engagement Portal

Further Reading/Resources



6 comments

  1. As a person who bike rides daily you need to have disc brakes in the winter break pads do not stop and can be very dangerous when stopping at intersections

    • As a person who mountain bikes daily all year around it is very dangerous not to have disc brakes brake pads do not stop when they’re extremely cold and can be very dangerous when stopping at an intersection

      • They’ll heat up quickly in winter. I’ve biked over 20 years through winter, down to 40 below and never had that problem.

      • Disc brakes can definitely help in wet conditions as they’re not dependent on generating friction against your rims which can get wet in spring and fall.

  2. As a bicyclist in Transcona who was riding to the Forks last summer for work a safe method is needed to reach the downtown and riding down Regent which turns into Nairn is most definitely not safe. Mission road is not too bad and crossing Archibald and riding thru St Boniface also is not bad but getting past the Kildonan Mall shopping area is very dangerous, lots of traffic and few drivers are paying attention.

  3. We need a path to connect existing bike trails on Kenaston from Sterling Lyon (IKEA) to Kenaston and McGillivary. Fort Whyte trail is great but the gates are locked during times to go to and from work.


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