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Double Funding for Regional & Local Sidewalk Renewals

The Local and Regional Street Renewal Programs fund general maintenance and rehabilitation/reconstruction of the city’s local and regional streets and sidewalks. Most of the funding in the Local and Regional Street Renewal Programs is allocated to rehabilitation or reconstruction of local and regional streets. Streets are selected for renewal based on condition of the roadway. When a street (or street segment) is renewed, any

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Walking and Cycling Network Development Funding Backgrounder

Although the city has made considerable effort to increase funding for the pedestrian and cycling networks, forecast spending remains too low to complete the basic pedestrian and cycling networks within the 20 year time frame called for in the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies. The current budget of $5.4 million/year[1] amounts to less than 40% of the $14 million/year recommended in the Pedestrian and Cycling

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Burrows Central-Shaughnessy Park-Tyndall Park Corridor Study Backgrounder

Providing neighbourhood connections to major destinations such as schools, recreation centres, parks, libraries and shopping is one of the goals of the city’s Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies (see Direction 1B – Action Item 10)[1]. The Burrows Central-Shaughnessy Park-Tyndall Park Neighbourhood Greenway that we are proposing would run from Egesz Street in Tyndall Park to Arlington Street in the Burrows Central neighbourhood. Along the way

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Targeted Marketing/Individualized Marketing Backgrounder

Providing new infrastructure and new or improved services is a proven way to increase the number people walking, biking, or taking transit for their day to day travel, but new infrastructure or services shouldn’t be considered as standalone investments. To gain the most from our investments in sustainable transportation, we also need to reach out to people who live, work, and play in the

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Osborne Village to Downtown Walk Bike Bridge & Connections Backgrounder

The 2018 Osborne Village to Downtown Walk Bike Bridge & Connections Study is looking into the potential to build a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Assiniboine River between Fort Rouge Park and McFadyen Park. The study will provide a preliminary design for the bridge, pedestrian and cycling connectivity throughout Osborne Village to Osborne Rapid Transit Station, Norwood Bridge, bike lanes on Nassau

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Churchill Pathway – Churchill Dr to Togo Extension Backgrounder

The Churchill Pathway follows the west side of the Red River from The Forks to Togo Avenue neat the Osborne St Transit Garage where it currently ends. The Churchill Pathway – Churchill Dr to Togo Extension would aim to extend the pathway south to Brandon Ave at Hay St, where a neighbourhood greenway built in 2010 provides a connection south to the St. Vital

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Empress St. Pathway Connections Backgrounder

A pathway along the east side of Empress Street will be built in 2019 as part of the Empress Street and Overpass Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project, extending from St. Matthews Avenue in the north south over the Empress Street Overpass to the North Assiniboine Parkway. Future plans call for the pathway to be extended north all the way to Saskatchewan Avenue, where it will

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RRC Notre Dame Campus Connections Backgrounder

The current cycling connections to Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus are via the Sherwin Road Pathway on the south side of the campus and the Alexander-Pacific-Elgin Neighbourhood Greenway to the east. Both bikeways were developed prior to adoption of the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies in 2015 as part of the 2009-2010 Federal Stimulus package. A new connection along Keewatin Street is currently being

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Maple Street Through-Pass Backgrounder

The Maple Street Through-Pass is a potential link beneath the CPR Mainline that would provide an at grade connection between North Point Douglas and South Point Douglas for people on foot or bicycle. The through-pass would make use of an abandoned through-pass along the Maple St. right of way. It’s listed in the 2018 Pedestrian and Cycling Program Action Plan as an unfunded project

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Leila Avenue Functional Bicycle Facility Study Backgrounder

The Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies identify a need to install protected bike lanes on Leila Avenue as part of a key east/west connection across the north end of the city. The 2018 Pedestrian and Cycling Program Action Plan forecasts spending of $250,000 in 2019 for a Functional Bicycle Facility Study on Leila Avenue to engage the public and develop a functional design for the

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