2017 Active Transportation Action Plan
Winnipeg’s 2017 Active Transportation Action Plan was presented when the 2017 Public Works budget was tabled. The Action Plan provides an excellent overview of projects for the 2017 construction season, as well as projects proposed for 2018, 2019, and beyond.
This is the first time we’ve put together such a comprehensive action plan – all based on Winnipeg’s Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies – and the first time the plan came forward with the budget. This is a positive move as it will enable the Public Service to tender the projects in a more timely manner and hopefully enable construction earlier in the season.
For 2017, the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward will see the addition of buffered bike lanes on Pembina Highway as part of the Roads budget, a new sidewalk in Fort Richmond, and a study to connect the Bishop Grandin Greenway as noted below::
- New Sidewalk on Cornell Drive, east side—Linacre Road, to north of Fordham Bay construction
- A study will be initiated to determine how to connect the Bishop Grandin Greenway over or under Pembina Highway, which is 8+ lanes of traffic. Pedestrian and cycling traffic is expected on Bishop Grandin Greenway when the Southwest Rapid Transit project is complete. As part of the transit project, a separate pedestrian/cycling bridge is being constructed over Bishop Grandin (beside the rail line bridge). Feel free to contact me if you would like more details on both these projects.
- There will be many City-wide initiatives that will benefit active transportation in the South Winnipeg St Norbert Ward, i.e. funding for bike racks at various locations, a new cycling map, education and events, and more.