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Update: Snow/Ice Removal on Sidewalks and Pathways

Update: Snow/Ice Removal on Sidewalks and Pathways

UPDATE: I’m pleased to have initiated this very significant change in the snow removal policy.  On May 29, 2018, after two years of review, discussions and more reviews, the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works concurred in the...

2018 Municipal Election Question – Portage Avenue and Main Street

2018 Municipal Election Question – Portage Avenue and Main Street

Please see the Motion brought forward. My comments on the floor of Council today regarding the Portage and Main Plebiscite: I rise to speak to this motion. Mme. Speaker – four years ago I put my name on a ballot and asked the citizens of South Winnipeg – St Norbert to...

How Serious Is The City’s TOP LEADERSHIP About Cycling Safety?

How Serious Is The City’s TOP LEADERSHIP About Cycling Safety?

Do you find yourself cycling and then suddenly your bike lane or pathway just disappears into a major construction zone and you are forced into traffic? We are experiencing record road construction this season, yet almost a year and a half later a report to develop...

Bike Clinic at South Pointe School

Bike Clinic at South Pointe School

(Image courtesy of Danielle De Silva - Sou'wester) Thank you gym teacher extraordinaire Mr. Spiers! So proud and appreciative of your leadership, and thank you to Pembina Trails School Divison for use of your space and opening it up to the neighbourhood! BRAVO! I am...

2018 Spring Clean Up and Reporting Damage from Snow Removal

2018 Spring Clean Up and Reporting Damage from Snow Removal

The City has started its annual spring clean up! Streets are being washed and swept, boulevards are being brushed to remove sand, and parks and greenspaces are being cleaned!  See the  Spring Clean on the City of Winnipeg website for a complete overview on the Spring...

Local Community Bike Repair Kiosk Now OPEN!

Local Community Bike Repair Kiosk Now OPEN!

The brand new public access community bike repair kiosk is now open!! I’m very pleased to have provided City of Winnipeg funding support to the U of M Cycle Bike Kiosk ! This brand new bike repair kiosk is located on the grounds of the University of Manitoba behind...

Portage and Main – Position of South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Councillor

Portage and Main – Position of South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Councillor

Read on the floor at the October 25th, 2017 City Council meeting prior to the vote: I am here today because the 68,000+ citizens of South Winnipeg- St. Norbert placed their trust in me to represent their views at City Hall.  In a democracy, Madam Chair, the citizens...

UPDATE – Bishop Grandin Walk-Bike Bridge over Pembina Highway

UPDATE – Bishop Grandin Walk-Bike Bridge over Pembina Highway

CITY OF WINNIPEG - NOVEMBER, 2017 UPDATE:  The next phase of the project is detailed design. While the project is currently not funded, we anticipate it will be aligned with the rehabilitation of Pembina Highway Overpass of Bishop Grandin. which is currently planned...

UMCycle Bike Kiosk – September 14 Grand Opening

UMCycle Bike Kiosk – September 14 Grand Opening

I am very pleased to have provided funding and support with installation of the new UMCycle Bike Kiosk, a full-service bike shop at the University of Manitoba. The UMCycle Bike Kiosk is open for services to everyone - students, teachers and community residents - and...

Pilot Project for Downtown Adjustable Bike Lanes

Pilot Project for Downtown Adjustable Bike Lanes

The City of Winnipeg has launched a pilot project for downtown adjustable bike lanes. It's good to know that the wheels have finally been set in motion on this initiative.  For background information on this issue, please visit these links on my website:...

One More Time – Trying to Improve Downtown Cycling SAFETY

One More Time – Trying to Improve Downtown Cycling SAFETY

At the June 12th, 2017 Riel Community Committee meeting, with the support of Councillors Allard and Mayes, I brought forward yet another Motion to try to improve cycling safety in downtown Winnipeg (see my Motion below). The May 30th, 2017 report on a Downtown Grid of...

Building a Biking Network Downtown

Building a Biking Network Downtown

If you build it, they will come.  Famous lines from a baseball movie, which ring very true for Winnipeg's downtown cycling network. At a time when the City of Winnipeg, Economic Development Winnipeg and business leaders in our community are focused on promoting our...

New Bike Repair Hub at University of Manitoba

New Bike Repair Hub at University of Manitoba

I was very pleased to provide support recently for this new initiative at the University of Manitoba.  This project, which has been a few years in the making, will be of great benefit to students, faculty and the surrounding community. My thanks to the Sou'Wester for...

2017 Active Transportation Action Plan

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...

You are Invited – Road Safety/Vision Zero Forum

You are Invited – Road Safety/Vision Zero Forum

Please join myself and a panel of experts to learn and participate in an informative discussion on Road Safety: Road collisions and the magnitude of this epidemic Current road safety developments in Canada and United States Canada’s Road Safety Vision, and Sweden’s...

Snow Clearing & Active Transportation

Snow Clearing & Active Transportation

Last year, I requested that Public Works investigate options to improve snow removal on the active transportation network, and they will be bringing forward recommendations mid-March.  For more information, please check out my Special Snow Bulletin, which provides an...

VISION ZERO Forum in Winnipeg

VISION ZERO Forum in Winnipeg

Please join myself and a panel of Road Safety experts to learn about Manitoba's and Winnipeg's current road safety strategies.  Learn about Sweden’s Vision Zero approach to road safety, and how other Canadian cities are moving forward with a similar Vision Zero...

Adjustable Downtown Cycling Grid to be Studied for 120 Days

Adjustable Downtown Cycling Grid to be Studied for 120 Days

The current practice for Winnipeg and some other Canadian cities is to install bike lane infrastructure in conjunction with road renewal projects. Under this model, it would take at least 10+ years to develop a network of safe bike lanes in downtown Winnipeg....

Pedestrian Accidents Highlight Need for “Vision Zero” Policy

Pedestrian Accidents Highlight Need for “Vision Zero” Policy

We all want to get home safely.  Vision Zero is a holistic framework that allows us to assess, guide and improve traffic safety by taking into account the interaction of all aspects of the transportation system and application of the five Es of traffic safety: ...

Survey on Active Transportation – Deadline November 22

Survey on Active Transportation – Deadline November 22

The Province of Manitoba is currently engaged in a federal, provincial and territorial governments study reviewing existing policies and best practices related to active transportation in Canada.  They are seeking public assistance in collecting information through a...

Installing Downtown Grid of Bike Lanes

Installing Downtown Grid of Bike Lanes

I was very pleased to bring forward this Motion regarding a downtown grid of adjustable bike lanes at the meeting of the Riel Community Committee on November 7, 2016.  As the next step,  this matter will be forwarded for further consideration to the November 29th...

Informative Reading on Fast Tracking Downtown Cycling Grids

Informative Reading on Fast Tracking Downtown Cycling Grids

If you have some reading time scheduled this weekend, these two informative overviews will prime you with many questions to bring to next week’s Forum on Fast Tracking a Downtown Cycling Grid !   #1. REPORT:   Quick Builds for Better Streets  Thanks to good friend,...

Protected Bike Lanes in Winnipeg

Protected Bike Lanes in Winnipeg

More details will be announced soon.  My thanks to the Metro for covering this story.   Could a cycling grid be right for Winnipeg?  Councillor Lukes wants safer biking system similar to BC Metro News Winnipeg   Braeden Jones   October 3, 2016   A Winnipeg councillor...

Bike & Pedestrian Counters: Active Transportation in Winnipeg

Bike & Pedestrian Counters: Active Transportation in Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg’s 2016 Active Transportation ‘Action Plan’ is an informative overview of the Active Transportation projects that have received budget funding for 2016.  These ‘actions’ are drawn on from the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategy which can be viewed...

2016 Active Transportation Construction Projects

2016 Active Transportation Construction Projects

The City of Winnipeg’s 2016 Active Transportation ‘Action Plan’ is an informative overview of the Active Transportation projects that have received budget funding for 2016.  These ‘actions’ are drawn on from the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategy which can be viewed...

Winnipeg’s Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies Wins National Award

Winnipeg’s Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies Wins National Award

The City of Winnipeg’s Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies has won a national award for planning excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) in the Sustainable Mobility, Transportation, and Infrastructure Category.  In making the announcement, CIP stated:...

Active Transportation Across Winnipeg

Active Transportation Across Winnipeg

This approval of this pedestrian and cycling action plan on May 3 is a tremendous step forward in the construction of an active transportation network across the city! As background, on July 15, 2015,  Winnipeg City Council gave the green light to the city’s 20-year...

Next Steps – AT Network Winter Maintenance Strategy

Next Steps – AT Network Winter Maintenance Strategy

I am very pleased to be working with the Winnipeg Public Service and members of the Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (IRPW) Committee in moving this important initiative another step forward! On March 14, 2016, I moved a motion at the IRPW Committee meeting...

Moving Forward on a Winter Active Transportation Network

Moving Forward on a Winter Active Transportation Network

A very, big THANK YOU to the 50+ active transportation advocates who gave up their Saturday morning to learn more about the City of Winnipeg’s current policy on snow removal on the active transportation network. Before any changes are made to snow removal, it is...

Snow Removal on the Active Transportation Network

Snow Removal on the Active Transportation Network

I have a series of transportation conversations currently underway on the third Thursday of each month until June: SEE DETAILS.  The public is invited to join in a transportation discussion with myself and other members of the Standing Policy Committee on...

Lukes Wants Sidewalk Plow Review

Lukes Wants Sidewalk Plow Review

One city councillor hopes to clear the way for a new snow-clearing strategy on sidewalks and other active transportation routes. Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert) insisted that while forcing residents to clear their own sidewalks isn't on her agenda...

Survey Aimed at Making City Walkable

Survey Aimed at Making City Walkable

Gina Sylvestre and her team at the University of Winnipeg are collecting information on the conditions of winter walkways in Winnipeg and they need your help. You are invited to participate throughout this winter by completing a survey that asks you to assess your...

Snow Removal on the Active Transportation Network

Snow Removal on the Active Transportation Network

With the recent focus on clearing roads, vehicle parking bans, tickets and towing, it's time to turn the dial!  I’d like to do two things: 1. PROVIDE MY PERSPECTIVE 2. SEEK YOUR HELP - AN INVITATION!   A PERSPECTIVE See excerpts below from the City’s current Snow...

New, Lighted Pedestrian Crosswalks in South Winnipeg

New, Lighted Pedestrian Crosswalks in South Winnipeg

I was very pleased to work with Councillor Brian Mayes (St. Vital Ward) and my colleagues from the Province of Manitoba, MLAs Theresa Oswald and Christine Melnick, to enable the recent installation of a crosswalk on Dakota Street, linking the two wards of St. Vital...

South Winnipeg Active Transportation Advisory Group

South Winnipeg Active Transportation Advisory Group

For the past 14 years, I’ve been working to improve walking and cycling in the South Winnipeg–St. Norbert ward.  By working together with community members, groups and businesses, we’ve made great strides in many areas.   We’ve secured significant infrastructure...

Winnipeg’s Pedestrian & Cycling Strategy

Winnipeg’s Pedestrian & Cycling Strategy

On July 15, 2015,  Winnipeg City Council gave the green light to the city’s 20-year pedestrian and cycling strategy.   The strategy, which originated in 2011 from the Transportation Master Plan, provides a long-range policy framework for active modes of transportation...

Bike Week in Winnipeg!

Bike Week in Winnipeg!

The week of June 13-19 features a special week of biking activities in Winnipeg!!   Join a group and explore the new Floodway trail, stop by a pancake breakfast or BBQ, learn bike skills and safety, and one of my FAVORITE activities – meet at the University of...

Stadium Pedestrian Path Takes Shape

Stadium Pedestrian Path Takes Shape

The road leading to Investors Group Field is on the path to a $1.3-million overhaul.  As part of the city's 2015 pedestrian and cycling plan, a pathway on Chancellor Matheson Road -- from Investors Group Field to Pembina Highway -- is being proposed to deal with...

Improving Active Transportation in South St. Vital

Improving Active Transportation in South St. Vital

I'm working to improve walking and cycling in South St. Vital.  Please join us on March 19 and share YOUR ideas and thoughts on how we can improve active transportation in the South St. Vital. Prior to being elected, I worked with many South St. Vital community...

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Janice Lukes
City Councillor
South Winnipeg-St.Norbert Ward
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