Traffic Studies & Projects in River Park South
The topic of transportation is important to me. Prior to being elected, I spent 10 years on community engagement efforts and initiatives focused on improving Active Transportation infrastructure and enhancing safety through traffic calming measures. More recently, I put forward a motion calling for the City of Winnipeg to develop a formal road safety strategy.
Road safety affects every one daily, and as a residential community grows, new traffic control improvements may be required. The Winnipeg Public Service/City engineers assess both the need and criteria for new infrastructure under a detailed analysis process.
With numerous traffic studies and projects occurring in River Park South, I thought it would be helpful to provide a summary of initiatives in the areas of Paddington Road and Aldgate Road.
- June, 2015 – I requested a traffic study on Aldgate to determine if a stop sign met the necessary criteria for installation. City traffic engineers studied Aldgate and determined traffic volumes did not meet the criteria for a stop sign. SEE: request and final report.
- Fall, 2016 – Speed tables were installed as part of a Pilot Project for purposes of calming traffic on Aldgate. With ongoing input from residents, modifications have been made, and the monitoring of this Pilot Project is continuing. SEE: Traffic Calming Pilot Project Updates.
- April, 2017 – I requested a traffic study on Paddington at the South end of Ecole George McDowell School. The report is due Nov 21, 2017, and will be reviewed by members of the Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee. SEE: IRPW – September 11, 2017 – Traffic Study Paddington South of Ecole George McDowell School
- May, 2017 – In recognition of the fact that the population of River Park South has increased since my initial request in June, 2015, I have again requested a traffic study to investigate if a 4-way stop or crosswalk is warranted at the intersection of Aldgate and Paddington. This report is due on Oct 31, 2017, and will be reviewed by members of the Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee. SEE: IRPW – May 30, 2017 – Traffic study Aldgate and Paddington
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if you have questions or feedback on these initiatives, please E-Mail my office – jlukes@Winnipeg.ca