Bike Winnipeg invites you to a public information session exploring the potential for a Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge over the Red River connecting Scotia Street (near Rupertsland) to Kildonan Drive (Bronx Pl.).
The City of Winnipeg’s Pedestrian & Cycling Strategy calls for a dense, connected bicycle network to be developed over the next 20 years that will provide direct routes to key destinations. Included in the strategies is a recommendation to develop a new pedestrian & bicycle crossing of the Red River connecting the Seven Oaks and Kildonan Drive neighbourhoods.
New Neighbourhood Connections
We’ll be hosting two Public Information Sessions to showcase the potential benefits of this crossing and collect feedback from you, on its design and location. We’d like you to tell us:
- How would such a bridge improve your transportation options and benefit the surrounding communities?
- What destinations would a Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge open up to you that you do not currently access by foot or bike using existing pedestrian/cycling infrastructure?
Have Your Say
Please drop by to learn about this promising connection, and share your ideas on how people on foot or bike might connect to it.
Where: Bronx Park CC
Creative Arts Room
720 Henderson Highway
Where: Hephzibah Parish
160 Smithfield Ave (@ Jones)
A new Scotia St – Kildonan Dr AT Bridge would provide an important walking and cycling connection across the Red River at a point where access along the east bank of the Red River is restricted to Henderson Highway and beyond. This would create shortened travel distances for people walking or cycling between the Munroe West and Scotia Heights communities, as the nearest bridges are current the Kildonan Settlers Bridge (Chief Peguis Trail) and the Harry Lazarenko Bridge (Redwood). As the Harry Lazeranko Bridge is not a particularly bicycle friendly bridge, in reality, most people riding their bikes are currently choosing between the Kildonan Settlers Bridge and the Disraeli AT Bridge.
Based on estimates developed for the U of M St. Vital Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge back in October of 2013, we estimate that the cost of construction for a Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge linking Scotia St to Kildonan Dr would be about $15 million.