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Pandemic Increasing Death on Roadways

Pandemic Increasing Death on Roadways

Photo Credit: Winnipeg Free Press Please drive with extreme caution. You may be the best driver on the road, but the pandemic is causing great stress in society, and we are experiencing a dramatic increase in death on our roadways.  Summer time is a time for road...

UPDATE: Speeding and Noise in Waverley West ward & City of Winnipeg

UPDATE: Speeding and Noise in Waverley West ward & City of Winnipeg

Please listen to this interview on speed, racing and noise in the Waverley West ward and our City: https://youtu.be/cX-sCmphNQQ THANK YOU residents of Waverley West for diligently reporting speeding and noise issues over the past few years. I’m absolutely confident...

Exploring Winnipeg by Bike

Exploring Winnipeg by Bike

Bike rides are a great way to spend time outside and enjoy the many trails and active transportation paths that Winnipeg has to offer. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you head out on your next bicycle trip: Bike registry The City recovers up to 1,000 bikes...

Noisy Vehicles in the City

Noisy Vehicles in the City

My office receives many calls about excessively noisy vehicles. Noisy vehicles impact the quality of life in a growing city. Enforcing noisy vehicles is the responsibility of the Winnipeg Police Service – if you hear excessively noisy vehicles, please contact the...

Construction Notice – Braeside Pl – from Point West Dr to End

Construction Notice – Braeside Pl – from Point West Dr to End

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM BRAESIDE PL – from POINT WEST DR to END The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent to...

Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program Comes to Rose Lake Court

Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program Comes to Rose Lake Court

This year the City of Winnipeg is PILOTING an ‘Enhanced Summer Bike Route’  program on 17 streets in the City of Winnipeg.  Rose Lake Court (circular section) is one of the streets being PILOTED. WHAT is an Enhanced Summer Bike Route ? It is a street that limits motor...

Improving Sidewalk Reconstruction

Improving Sidewalk Reconstruction

Photo Credit: CBC The public service brings forward recommendations to Councillors for local and regional streets reconstructions. Some of the recommendations include constructing a sidewalk into the reconstructed street. On the other hand, some of the sidewalks...

Traffic Study – Kenaston Common Drive and McGillivray Boulevard

Traffic Study – Kenaston Common Drive and McGillivray Boulevard

The Costco on Kenaston Common has recently expanded their parking lot to accommodate an increase in customers. South bound Kenaston Common traffic volumes do not have sufficient time for a left turn onto McGillivray Blvd. resulting in vehicles navigating the turn on...

Traffic Calming to Access Jinnah Park

Traffic Calming to Access Jinnah Park

Tim Sale Drive is a main transportation corridor in South Pointe. And the community of South Pointe’s primary park, Jinnah Park is located on Tim Sale Drive. The main linear active transportation path for South Pointe also connects into Jinnah Park. And Ecole South...

Traffic Calming at Ecole South Pointe School

Traffic Calming at Ecole South Pointe School

Photo Credit: CBC Ecole South Pointe School is over capacity with students. On the other hand, a new elementary school will not be constructed and available for occupancy for a minimum of 2.5 years. And the pedestrian and vehicular traffic surrounding Ecole South...

Wayfinding for Active Transportation

Wayfinding for Active Transportation

One of the six strategic goals, directions and actions in the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies Policy, adopted by Council on July 15, 2015, is to create awareness about walking and cycling in Winnipeg. Wayfinding signage, and trip planning were identified as key...

Traffic Calming on Lee Blvd 

Traffic Calming on Lee Blvd 

The City of Winnipeg conducted a speed and traffic calming study of Lee Boulevard in 2018. At that time the Public Service did not recommend any traffic calming infrastructure be applied to the residential section of Lee Boulevard. Multi-family dwellings on Shore...

Street Design in New Developments

Street Design in New Developments

Street design determines vehicular speed and the City of Winnipeg’s Development Agreement Parameters directs developers to construct streets in accordance with the City’s Standard Construction Specifications. The Development Agreement Parameters were approved by...

Kirkbridge Drive Traffic Calming

Kirkbridge Drive Traffic Calming

Kirkbridge Drive provides a key connector access route to the neighbourhood of South Pointe and the new community of Waverley West. Kirkbridge Drive is a collector street with multiple curves and blind spots. There is a 30 km school zone, but excessive speeding is...

Improving Safety at Kenaston Boulevard & Bishop Grandin Boulevard

Improving Safety at Kenaston Boulevard & Bishop Grandin Boulevard

There are multiple reports of vehicles on northbound Kenaston Boulevard driving through the signalized intersection and crossing over lanes of oncoming vehicles. The signalized intersection of Bishop Grandin Boulevard and Kenaston Boulevard is on a curve, under a...

Scurfield Turning Signal

Scurfield Turning Signal

There has been an increase in car dealerships on Waverley Street which has increased the traffic using Scurfield Boulevard. The nearby Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology has increased its campus size which has also led to an increase in traffic volumes. There...

Prioritizing Painting of Pedestrian & Cycling Crossings

Prioritizing Painting of Pedestrian & Cycling Crossings

One of the six strategic goals, directions and actions in the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies Policy, adopted by Council on July 15, 2015, is to improve sidewalk and bicycle network maintenance. During the public consultation for the Pedestrian and Cycling...

Street Speed Limit Study

Street Speed Limit Study

This is an excellent overview on speed limits: Research supports reduced-speed initiative Speed limits on all roadways within Manitoba have historically been universally defined (without room for local interpretation or adjustment) by the Highway Traffic Act, which...

University Crescent Road Reconstruction

University Crescent Road Reconstruction

University Crescent from Pembina to Chancellor Matheson Rd is undergoing a two year, $9.9 M reconstruction. Phase 1 occurs in 2021 and will be a complete reconstruction of both north and south bound University Crescent between Sifton Rd and Chancellor Matheson Rd....

Construction Notice – Pincarrow Rd – Scurfield Blvd to Eglinton Cr

Construction Notice – Pincarrow Rd – Scurfield Blvd to Eglinton Cr

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM PINCARROW RD – SCURFIELD BLVD to EGLINTON CR The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. See the letter sent to...

Syracuse Crescent Road Reconstruction

Syracuse Crescent Road Reconstruction

Work on Syracuse Cr - between Chancellor Dr and Chancellor Dr -  is scheduled to begin late May. See the letter sent to residents.  Construction Start: Late May Duration:  To be determined and will be detailed in next notice Traffic implications: Syracuse Crescent...

Construction Notice – Glenacres Cr – Millstream Wy to Millstream Wy

Construction Notice – Glenacres Cr – Millstream Wy to Millstream Wy

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM GLENACRES CR – MILLSTREAM WY to MILLSTREAM RD The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. Construction Start:...

Construction Notice – Scurfield Blvd – Columbia Dr to Portwood Rd

Construction Notice – Scurfield Blvd – Columbia Dr to Portwood Rd

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM SCURFIELD BLVD – COLUMBIA DR to PORTWOOD RD The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. Construction Start: TBA...

Construction Notice – Leamington Gt – Burlington Wy to Columbia Dr

Construction Notice – Leamington Gt – Burlington Wy to Columbia Dr

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM LEAMINGTON GT – BURLINGTON Wy to COLUMBIA DR The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. Construction Start:...

Construction Notice – Marygrove Cr – Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr

Construction Notice – Marygrove Cr – Columbia Dr to Columbia Dr

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM MARYGROVE CR – COLUMBIA DR to COLUMBIA DR The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. Construction Start: TBA...

Construction Notice – Meadowbank Rd – Marygrove Cr to Columbia Dr

Construction Notice – Meadowbank Rd – Marygrove Cr to Columbia Dr

2021 LOCAL THIN BITUMINOUS OVERLAY (TBO) PROGRAM MEADOWBANK RD – MARYGROVE CR to COLUMBIA DR The above Thin Bituminous Overlay (TBO) project has been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2021 Local Street Renewal Program. Construction Start: TBA...

2021 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward

2021 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward

There will be much construction throughout the City in 2021. You can check on where construction is occurring in the City by viewing the 2021 Construction Map, which will be updated at the start of construction season. Each year the Public Works department provides...

Safety Improvements to North Bound Kenaston Blvd

Safety Improvements to North Bound Kenaston Blvd

All major collision intersections in Winnipeg are being studies as part of the Master Transportation Review. Due to the many crashes that seem to be occurring at the intersection of Kenaston and Bishop Grandin, I am requesting the traffic engineers study and apply...

Speed & Traffic Calming Streets

Speed & Traffic Calming Streets

Speeding vehicles in Winnipeg is an increasing problem year after year. This year, I expect it will continue to even be more of a problem. Cities across Canada are reporting with more and more people working from home due to the pandemic, the streets are less...

Bison Drive Build Out

Bison Drive Build Out

Since elected in 2014, I estimate I’ve brought forward over 40 requests to have engineers in Public Works study traffic issues ranging from: Traffic calming (speeding) Installing stop signs (due to increased traffic volumes) Installing turning signals (arrows in...

Left-turn Signal – Pembina/Dalhousie/Bairdmore (south) Intersection

Left-turn Signal – Pembina/Dalhousie/Bairdmore (south) Intersection

I’ve received many requests for the installation of a left turn signal at Pembina/Dalhousie/Bairdmore (south) intersection. I had the engineers in the Public Works department study this intersection in 2017 (See Report) and then had them go out this past summer and...

Hawstead Road Traffic Calming Pilot

Hawstead Road Traffic Calming Pilot

Residents of Hawstead Road reached out to me in early 2019 to see what I could do to calm the speeding traffic and reduce the volume of traffic on Hawstead Road.  I requested the engineers in the Public Works department study the problems and report back. In spring of...

Transit Expansion – Southwest Winnipeg & Beyond

Transit Expansion – Southwest Winnipeg & Beyond

The City is seeking resident’s input on many projects that were underway before Covid-19. Covid-19 is making the public engagement process more difficult, so I will be sending focused messages to residents on issues directly related to Waverley West.  To see all the...

Traffic signals now operate 24 hours per day

Traffic signals now operate 24 hours per day

To help improve pedestrian safety at signalized intersections around the city, traffic signals are no longer programmed to operate in amber/red flash mode at night, in the early morning hours, and on weekends. The change went into effect October 1, 2020. “When these...

PARENTS – Transportation To and From Schools

PARENTS – Transportation To and From Schools

COVID is presenting significant transportation challenges for students attending schools. Pembina Trails School Division is responsible for transporting students who live further than 1.6 km. from the school, and the City is responsible for providing transportation...

Road Safety Plan – Phase One

Road Safety Plan – Phase One

The City is launching a year long project to develop a Road Safety Plan with the goal of implementing short-term solutions and long-term investments over the next 3-5 years and beyond.   What is a Road Safety Plan ? Quite simply - a detailed plan of actions that...

Road Safety Plan: Phase One – Video

Road Safety Plan: Phase One – Video

For everyone that has contacted me about ROAD SAFETY, and for those who want to improve road safety in Waverley West and in Winnipeg – please watch this video and take action! I need YOU to provide feedback, ideally by the end of September. Watch the video and provide...

Seeking Advisors – Waverley West Active Transportation Group

Seeking Advisors – Waverley West Active Transportation Group

I am seeking people who are interested in being part of an ‘Active Transportation Advisory Group for Waverly West.’ I’d like your advice on many active transportation topics! Are you a parent who wants / needs your child to walk or cycle to school, and would like to...

THREE YEAR HISTORY – Updating Temporary Traffic Control Plan Manual

THREE YEAR HISTORY – Updating Temporary Traffic Control Plan Manual

In April 2017, I brought forward a motion to update the Temporary Traffic Control Plan Manual to have a stronger focus on active transportation – three key actions items were to: (full motion below). Update the City of Winnipeg’s Temporary Traffic Control Plan Manual...

Controlled Intersection – Sandusky Drive

Controlled Intersection – Sandusky Drive

On May 31, 2016, I had the Winnipeg Public Service to conduct a traffic study to determine if a controlled intersection or widening of the Sandusky Drive northbound turning lane is warranted due to existing traffic from Kirkbridge Park that backs up at the...

Slower Speed Limits in Waverley West

Slower Speed Limits in Waverley West

Much work / study and analysis has been done by City engineers in determining revised speeds on certain streets in the Waverley West ward. Signs will be installed notifying drivers when the speed reduction goes into effect. For additional details on these streets and...

Southview Crescent Road Reconstruction

Southview Crescent Road Reconstruction

Work on Southview Crescent Road is scheduled to begin on June 30, 2020. The work will be a full road reconstruction around the curve on Southview Crescent from the beginning radius to the end of radius, and new roadway construction south of curve for the new...

Councillors urge city to boost safety by improving markings

Councillors urge city to boost safety by improving markings

Thank you Winnipeg Free Press for covering this important issue. Faded paint lines not street smart By: Joyanne Pursaga | Posted: 06/24/2020 WINNIPEG drivers have likely all faced the challenge: you want to stay in your lane but you’re not sure where it is....

Determining Locations of On Street Parking – Creekside Rd.

Determining Locations of On Street Parking – Creekside Rd.

It appears the Public Works department does not have a formal process in place -  in new developments -  to determine which side of the street parking should be installed on!  Or a process to follow when residents want to switch the side of street the parking goes on....

Slow Down – Speed in Waverley West

Slow Down – Speed in Waverley West

Thank you CBC for this excellent article: Readers – please ensure you watch the video of speeders drifting in the parking lot at Save On Foods. Hit the brakes, councillor pleads after vandalism, racing through Waverley West Sean Kavanagh · CBC News · Posted: Jun 02,...

Albrin Park Pathway Reconstruction

Albrin Park Pathway Reconstruction

Albrin Park Pathway will close for reconstruction effective June 11, 2020. The pathway reconstruction will include widening, installation of a new asphalt surface, and installation of new benches. Details can be found in the letter sent to residents. ADDITIONAL...

Bison Pointe Pathway Widening

Bison Pointe Pathway Widening

I’m very pleased to announce this heavily used connector pathway is being widened! Located between the Mosaic and Bison Pointe. This pathway is a key connector to many multi-family units, and the neighbourhood of Fairfield Park and provides excellent access to Bison...

Traffic Studies in Waverley West

Traffic Studies in Waverley West

When an entire new community of 40,000+ residents is ‘attached’ to an existing community, traffic patterns evolve and change. I’ve had many traffic studies conducted by the City’s traffic engineers over the years, seeking to improve safety. While I’d like to think the...

2020 Active Transportation Construction – Waverley West

2020 Active Transportation Construction – Waverley West

2020 Active Transportation Projects – Waverley West  There is a tremendous investment in Active Transportation this year throughout the City.  In addition, more roads have restricted vehicle access Monday – Sunday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm to allow more space for pedestrians...

2021 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward

2020 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward

This is an extremely handy map showing ALL road / pathway construction occurring throughout Winnipeg in the 2020 construction season. Each year the Public Works department provides Councillors with a Streets Condition and Back Lanes Condition map of their ward....

Traffic Study – Centre Street at Park West Drive and Park East Drive

Traffic Study – Centre Street at Park West Drive and Park East Drive

Increasing residential and business growth in Bridgwater Center is resulting in increased traffic at the intersection of Centre Street and Park West Drive and Park East Drive (north ends).  Residents have been calling to request a four way stop sign be installed. On...

Traffic Calming: Your Street and Neighbourhood

Traffic Calming: Your Street and Neighbourhood

I receive many calls from resident who want to know how to calm the speeding traffic on their residential street and in their neighbourhood. In many cities throughout the world, the speed limit is reduced to 30 km/hr on residential streets to calm traffic. Winnipeg is...

Traffic Study – 3-Way Stops on Blue Meadow Road

Traffic Study – 3-Way Stops on Blue Meadow Road

I’ve had multiple requests from residents to have a three-way stop sign installed at Blue Meadow / Creekside and North Town Road. I moved a motion for the Public Service to review this intersection (see Full report). The Public Service determined that when the study...

Open Letter to Parents – Bridgwater Speed & Racing

Open Letter to Parents – Bridgwater Speed & Racing

This message is for everyone, but is directed to parents  with a request that you talk to your kids about the deathly dangers of speed. In my graduating year, two classmates died when a powerful car they were passengers in crashed and rolled. The following year, when...

Construction Notices – Chancellor Drive

Construction Notices – Chancellor Drive

The sidewalk renewal projects for Chancellor drive from Gaylene Place to rapid transit corridor (NORTH SIDE) and from rapid transit corridor to West Lake Crescent have been approved for construction as part of the City of Winnipeg’s 2020 Local Sidewalk Renewal...

Traffic Study – Waverley Street

Traffic Study – Waverley Street

As new developments emerge, traffic patterns develop and do not necessarily fit into existing road infrastructure. The Manitoba Islamic Association’s Grand Mosque’s has experienced tremendous membership growth over the past five years, resulting in increased traffic...

Traffic Study – Lee Boulevard and Waverley Street

Traffic Study – Lee Boulevard and Waverley Street

Residents contacted me because they were concerned about speeding on Lee Boulevard. Excessive development in the area, combined with residents from the apartments using Lee Blvd to exist vs Bison Rd seems to be resulting in much speeding on the entire length of Lee...

Traffic Study – Chancellor Drive

Traffic Study – Chancellor Drive

Chancellor Drive is a busy street with two elementary schools located at either end. Residents were calling concerned about the number of speeding vehicles on Chancellor. On May 7, 2018, I moved a motion to have the Winnipeg Public Service conduct a traffic study to...

Traffic Study – Keslar Road

Traffic Study – Keslar Road

Residents were contacting me asking for improved safety and traffic calming measures on Keslar Road. Many new homes and apartments had been constructed on Lee Blvd. There is a playstructure and park located on Keslar, and many children and families were now using...

Traffic Study – Tim Sale Drive and Kirkbridge Drive

Traffic Study – Tim Sale Drive and Kirkbridge Drive

With the opening of Ecole South Pointe School, traffic patterns were changing. School catchments for Ecole South Pointe School extend into Richmond West and children must cross Tim Sale Drive (formerly Waverley Road) to reach South Pointe School. With the growth of...

Traffic Study – Marrington Road and Kirbridge Park

Traffic Study – Marrington Road and Kirbridge Park

I received many calls to see if City engineers could improve pedestrian safety when accessing Kirkbridge Park. Marrington Road is a ‘cut through’ and has high volumes of traffic. Because of the park, many residents walk across the street to access it. On the east side...

Anticipated Traffic Levels at Bison Drive and Waverley Street

Anticipated Traffic Levels at Bison Drive and Waverley Street

It's incredible to think that an entire new community can be built and there are no plans or studies underway to identify how the main ‘connector street’ and associated ‘intersection’ is to be designed.  Many many other streets (Lee Blvd, Bairdmore Blvd, Hawstead Rd...

Traffic Study – Keslar Road and Bairdmore Boulevard

Traffic Study – Keslar Road and Bairdmore Boulevard

With the growth in the new neighbourhoods in Waverley West (South Pointe, Prairie Pointe and the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater) many roads are taking on more volumes of traffic. Bairdmore and Keslar Rd’s have seen an increase in traffic volumes and residents have been...

Speed Study and Traffic Count – Hawstead Road

Speed Study and Traffic Count – Hawstead Road

Residents of Hawstead Rd contacted me in January of 2020 seeking help to see if traffic calming measures could be installed on their street. Hawstead is a ‘cut through’ street and has very high volumes of traffic. On February 4, 2019, I moved a motion to have the...

Traffic Study – Kenaston Boulevard and Scurfield Boulevard

Traffic Study – Kenaston Boulevard and Scurfield Boulevard

Residents have contacted me concerned about the limited time allowed to turn southbound on Kenaston. Kenaston and Scurfield is a high collision intersection and with increasing traffic volumes due to the growth of Manitoba Institute of Trade and Technologies and the...

Restricting Through-Traffic on Lee Boulevard

Restricting Through-Traffic on Lee Boulevard

In the first phase of development in Waverley West B – North Town Road will be extended south to Lee Blvd. North Town Road will collect traffic from the two new schools, and direct the traffic onto an upgraded section of Lee Blvd (west of Waverley). See image of new...

Traffic Study – Yellow Advanced Flashing Lights

Traffic Study – Yellow Advanced Flashing Lights

Currently, the City and Province allow 4 seconds for a green light to transition to red. The light is green, it changes yellow and remains yellow for four seconds, and then the red light comes on indication ‘stop’. The yellow transitional time is different in many...

Pilot Project – 30 KM/HR Speed Limit within the Waverley West Ward

Pilot Project – 30 KM/HR Speed Limit within the Waverley West Ward

I’ve piloted many projects over the years seeking to improve traffic safety in Winnipeg. The idea of a ‘pilot’ is to test out the theory.  Many positive results can come from pilots, and while they might cause a bit of disruption for some, overall pilots are necessary...

Traffic Study – McGillivray Boulevard and Front Street

Traffic Study – McGillivray Boulevard and Front Street

McGillivary Blvd. from Kenaston to almost McCreary Rd. is City owned. The Province owns the section from McCreary Rd to the South Perimeter. Over the years, McGillivary Blvd. has seen a tremendous increase in development, and traffic. Speed limits on the majority of...

Pembina Highway Apartment Development

Pembina Highway Apartment Development

Years of planning, and now this new development in Waverley West ward received finally approved. These two apartment towers ( north tower – 15 stories, south tower – 16 stories) will be constructed at 3015 Pembina Highway (former car dealership site). The two towers...

Thatcher Drive Rehabiliation

Thatcher Drive Rehabiliation

UPDATE - May 4th, 2020 Thatcher Drive from Pembina Highway to University Crescent will be receiving a renewal  / rehabilitation this summer. Sections of concrete and curbs will be replaced, followed by a new layer of asphalt. Details can be found in the letter sent to...

Please Slow Down

Please Slow Down

The COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically changing our recreation and transportation activities; transit service has been reduces, many recreation facilities are closed, and as a result, there is much more interaction with pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles on the streets...

Lakeside Drive Rehabilitation

Lakeside Drive Rehabilitation

July 30th, 2020 UPDATE: Lakeside Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic for road construction this summer. The Contractor, Borland Construction Inc., is scheduled to begin construction the week of August 6, 2020 and will take approximately 7 - 9 weeks to complete....

Reduced Transit Service & Low Income Pass

Reduced Transit Service & Low Income Pass

Reduced Transit Service COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a 72% reduction in ridership, over this same time in 2019. Winnipeg Transit has reduced transit service by approximately 30%. Transit officials believe this reduction in service of 30% is the right amount...

2020 Waverley Street Construction

2020 Waverley Street Construction

Phase two – and completion of Waverley Street is underway! Please see attached letter sent to residents 2020 Waverley Street Construction. If you have any accessibility concerns or requirements, or general questions about the project, please contact: Brad Cook of...

Direct Impacts on South Winnipeg if Universal Buss Pass is Cut

Direct Impacts on South Winnipeg if Universal Buss Pass is Cut

As a member of Council, who was not part of the months-long daily budget deliberations, I was not able to have any direct input into many decisions made in the proposed four-year budget (2020-2023) It is only AFTER the draft budget is released that I and six other...

Snow Removal on Pathways in Waverley West

Snow Removal on Pathways in Waverley West

Been out walking on the pathways in Waverley West this winter? Notice that they are now being plowed?  Many residents called me over the years to ‘clear the pathways’! Just over three years ago, I made a motion to investigate the cost and logistics of clearing...

April 12, 2020: Transformation Transit Is Coming to Southwest Winnipeg

April 12, 2020: Transformation Transit Is Coming to Southwest Winnipeg

Photo Credit: CBC I’ve long been a supporter of improving transit in Winnipeg. During the 2014 election, I campaigned on supporting the construction of Stage 2 of the Southwest Transitway. Today, Stage 2 of the Southwest Transitway (SWT) is in testing and training...

High Collision Intersection – Kenaston & McGillivray Blvd

High Collision Intersection – Kenaston & McGillivray Blvd

I think about this data every time I drive through this intersection. Take some time to read, consider and share this information. Drive with caution. Between 2011 & 2015 on average there were 281 collisions a year – or 1.5 crashes ever two days at the...

South Perimeter Highway Design – Open House Dates

South Perimeter Highway Design – Open House Dates

The proposed functional design of PTH 100 (the south Perimeter Highway) alignment and associated structures will be presented to the public for feedback. These open houses are focused on the ‘long term’ upgrades. ALSO NOTE that someone will be in attendance to answer...

Your Safety on the South Perimeter Highway

Your Safety on the South Perimeter Highway

A 19 yr old young man died yesterday at the intersection of Brady Rd and the Perimeter Highway (Hwy) - in the same general location where at least three other deaths have occurred in the last 5 years. Tragically, some of you know the utter devastation, loss and...

Thatcher Drive Rehabiliation

UPDATE – Thatcher Drive – 2019 Local Street Renewal Notice

UPDATE - May 4th, 2020 Thatcher Drive from Pembina Highway to University Crescent will be receiving a renewal  / rehabilitation this summer. Sections of concrete and curbs will be replaced, followed by a new layer of asphalt. Details can be found in the letter sent to...

Transit corridor well on track, under budget

Transit corridor well on track, under budget

At the September Assiniboia Community Committee I passed the following motion: Southwest Rapid Transitway – Annual Value for Money Report WHEREAS Stage Two of the Southwest Rapid Transitway is one of the largest City of Winnipeg transportation infrastructure projects...

Road to Zero Report / PUB Technical Conference Road Safety – Summary

Road to Zero Report / PUB Technical Conference Road Safety – Summary

Manitoba Public Insurance released  a very interesting and timely Road to Zero report - a summary of the technical conference on Road Safety. See: Road to Zero Report / PUB Technical Conference Road Safety - Summary Today (October 7th) I presented my comments to MPI...

Speed, Traffic Calming & Road Safety: Community Conversation

Speed, Traffic Calming & Road Safety: Community Conversation

DATE: Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 TIME: 7:00 - 9:00pm LOCATION: École South Pointe School, 615 Kirkbridge Dr No RSVP required. Hosted by Councillor Lukes: jlukes@winnipeg.ca Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this very important community conversation on...

Optimizing the Southwest Rapid Transitway

Optimizing the Southwest Rapid Transitway

I strongly believe we need to ensure focused, clearly defined measurements to monitor and ensure optimization of the Southwest Rapid Transitway. This will ensure the investment is maximized, and will also provide direction for future transit corridors. I made the...

Thatcher Drive Rehabiliation

Thatcher Drive – 2019 Local Street Renewal Notice

Residents should have received the following Letter from the City of Winnipeg in regards to the 2019 Street Renewal Program: To:  RESIDENTS Dear Sir/Madam: 2019 Local Street Renewal Program:  Thatcher Drive - Pembina Hwy to University Crescent We wish to advise you...

Reporting Speed and Traffic Violations

Reporting Speed and Traffic Violations

In order for Winnipeg Police Traffic Enforcement to ‘enforce’ they need to know WHERE problem areas are. You can report ONLINE!  https://www.winnipeg.ca/police/report/default.stm#traffic Incidents involving aggressive driving and/or traffic violations or reoccurring...

Noise in a Growing City

Noise in a Growing City

UPDATE: June 10, 2021 City is updating the 35 year old Motor Vehicle Noise Policy and Guideline, but is waiting for a new hire  - a Transportation Facility Engineer – to lead this project. The Engineer is expected to be on staff in Fall 2021. The City is potentially...

30km School Zone, Speed Tables & 3-Way Stop Signs on Kelsar Ave

30km School Zone, Speed Tables & 3-Way Stop Signs on Kelsar Ave

New 30km school zone signs and two new speed tables were recently installed on Keslar Ave following a motion to study speed and safety on this street. I’ve received inquires as to why the 30km school zone signs went in. The City of Winnipeg is authorized to install...

Speed – In Waverley West and In Winnipeg

Speed – In Waverley West and In Winnipeg

Thank you CBC for providing comprehensive coverage on the Waverley West Residential Speed Discussion I held in the community.  Speed and road safety are very important issues not only to the residents of Waverley West, but to all residents of Winnipeg. This is an...

Collisions In City Of Winnipeg

Collisions In City Of Winnipeg

I’ve been working with Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI)  and the Winnipeg Police Service on a number of speed and collision related issues. I’ve compiled recent reports and maps for you to look at to see where collisions are occurring in the City of Winnipeg.  The bulk...

Residential Streets Public Speed Discussion – Waverley West

Residential Streets Public Speed Discussion – Waverley West

DATE:  Tuesday, August 27th , 2019 TIME:  6:30 p.m. LOCATION: Water Bend Park – Bridgwater Lakes Fountain To the residents of the Waverley West ward: You are invited to join me at Water Bend Park, beside Bridgwater Lakes Fountain to discuss your concerns about...

Bison-Shore Valve Replacement Work – August 9, 2019 Evening

Bison-Shore Valve Replacement Work – August 9, 2019 Evening

On the night of Friday August 9, 2019  crews will be shutting down a section of the Shore Street feedermain, near Shore Street and Bison Drive, in order to facilitate valve replacement work. The water main shut down will not affect water supply to any customers,...

Waverley Reconstruction – Grandmont To South City Limit

Waverley Reconstruction – Grandmont To South City Limit

To all residents and businesses: Please see the below notification in regards to upcoming road construction on Waverley Street for the 2019 - 2020 seasons. Waverley Street between Grandmont Boulevard and the south city limit has been selected for a two-year...

Lukes and Active Transportation

Lukes and Active Transportation

Janice has been a passionate advocate to improve safety on City of Winnipeg streets, sidewalks and pathways since 2001.  She has held many positions on board and committees prior to being elected, and since being elected in 2014, has championed significant changes in...

2018 Traffic Flow Map

2018 Traffic Flow Map

For those of you who have a passion for ‘traffic flow’ and the challenges and opportunities traffic volume presents, the City of Winnipeg Public Works department just posted the 2018 traffic flow map! It’s an interesting map showing a general representation of average...

Tim Sale/Kirkbridge/Stan Bailie Intersection Improvements

Tim Sale/Kirkbridge/Stan Bailie Intersection Improvements

My office has received many calls on improving the safety of the intersection of Time Sale Drive / Kirkbridge Drive / Stan Bailey – in close proximity to Ecole South Pointe School. In spring of 2018 we requested the Public Works department to conduct a traffic study...

Thatcher Drive Rehabiliation

Thatcher Dr – Street Renewal/Rehabilitation

Thatcher Dr from University Cr to Pembina Hwy will be receiving a renewal  / rehabilitation this summer. Sections of concrete and curbs will be replaced, followed by a new layer of asphalt. Details can be found in the letter sent to residents. ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? If...

2019 Construction of Sidewalks, Bike Paths, Studies & More

2019 Construction of Sidewalks, Bike Paths, Studies & More

Winnipeg’s 2019 Active Transportation Plan  provides a detailed overview of projects for the 2019 construction season, as well as projects proposed for 2020, and beyond. The plan is developed with extensive consultation with stakeholders and departments. This is now...

2021 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward

2019 Road Construction in Waverley West Ward

Each year the Public Works department provides Councillors with a Streets Condition map. See Street Condition’s PDF. Waverley Heights has many streets that are in ‘Fair’ to ‘Poor’ condition along with White Ridge and University Heights with many streets in fair...

Traffic Calming On Appleford Gate Beside Shaheed Baghat Singh Park

Traffic Calming On Appleford Gate Beside Shaheed Baghat Singh Park

In September 2018, I made the following motion and have been advised by the Public Works Department that a recommendation would be coming forward on June 25th, 2019. I’m hoping the study will result in the recommendation to install speed tables: WHEREAS there is a...

Reconstruction Of Waverley Road To La Barrière Park

Reconstruction Of Waverley Road To La Barrière Park

A long time coming, the $2.5M re-construction of Waverley Rd starts this year! There will be much construction over a two year period, but according to projected plans, Waverely will remain open at all times. This was a recent update (May 27, 2019) from the Public...

Traffic Study – McGillivray Boulevard And Front Street

Traffic Study – McGillivray Boulevard And Front Street

On May 7, 2019 - The Assiniboia Community Committee passed the following motion: WHEREAS within the past five years significant new commercial development has occurred on McGillivray Boulevard west of Kenaston, both within and outside of City limits; AND WHEREAS the...

Traffic Study – High-Collision Intersection Pilot Project

Traffic Study – High-Collision Intersection Pilot Project

On November 20th, 2018 - The Public Works committee directed the public service to report back on the matter within 180 days (May-June 2019). The Community Committee passed the following motion: WHEREAS in efforts to heighten road safety and reduce collision counts,...

Traffic Study – Keslar Road

Traffic Study – Keslar Road

In June 2018, I moved a motion to have  the Winnipeg Public Service to conduct a traffic study to determine if the following are warranted: Traffic calming measures for Keslar Road. Three-way stop sign at Keslar Road and Langley Bay. Three-way stop sign at Keslar Road...

Traffic Study – Chancellor Drive

Traffic Study – Chancellor Drive

In May 2018 I moved a motion: WHEREAS two elementary schools, Bonnycastle School and Arthur A. Leach School, as well as Waverley Heights Community Centre are located on Chancellor Drive (north and south) between Chancellor Drive (east and west) and Markham Road; AND...

Traffic Study – Tim Sale Drive And Kirkbridge Drive

Traffic Study – Tim Sale Drive And Kirkbridge Drive

On January 8, 2019 – The Public Works Committee asked that the public works department study and report back in 180 days (June or July). The Assiniboia Community Committee passed the following motion: WHEREAS school catchments for South Pointe School extend into...

Traffic Study – Marrington Road And Kirbridge Park

Traffic Study – Marrington Road And Kirbridge Park

On January 8, 2019 – The Public Works Committee asked that the public works department study and report back in 180 days (June or July). The Assiniboia Community Committee passed the following motion: WHEREAS Marrington Road is a key connector to Kirkbridge Drive...

Traffic Study – Left Turn Signal At Pembina And Bairdmore

Traffic Study – Left Turn Signal At Pembina And Bairdmore

On January 8th – The Public Works Committee asked that the public works department study and report back in 180 days (June or July). The Assiniboia Community Committee passed the following motion: WHEREAS southbound traffic on Pembina Highway is increasing due to the...

2019 Spring Clean Up and Reporting Damage from Snow Removal

2019 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 Spring Clean Up on the City of Winnipeg website for a complete overview on the Spring...

Street Closures – Markham Drive & Chancellor Drive

Street Closures – Markham Drive & Chancellor Drive

Due to ongoing construction of the Rapid Transitway, Chancellor Drive and Markham Road will be closed to re-build the rail line crossing and road. Chancellor Drive Closure:  May 6 – June 3 Chancellor Drive will be closed to vehicular traff­ic at the CN Letellier Rail...

Traffic Calming On Hawstead Rd

Traffic Calming On Hawstead Rd

In early January 2019,  I met with Jane R. and a group of residents who live on Hawstead Rd. to discuss the history of the traffic volumes and current traffic volume conditions. Hawstead is a residential ‘cut through’ road for many people wanting to access either the...

Traffic Calming Options For Residential Streets

Traffic Calming Options For Residential Streets

(Original Date Posted: June 2018) We receive many calls on how to slow speeding vehicles down on residential streets. This blog will provide you with an insight to the issue and options. City Streets The City’s street system is set up as follows: Residential streets...

Bulletin #4 Employee Conduct Investigation

Bulletin #4 Employee Conduct Investigation

Provincial Involvement   I don’t often share letters from levels of government, but I feel this is a very significant letter with a message that will ultimately have a positive impact on taxpayers: Letter from Minister Wharton to Mayor and City Councillors This...

The Long And Winding Route To A Road Safety Strategy

The Long And Winding Route To A Road Safety Strategy

(Photo Credit: Winnipeg Free Press, City of Edmonton) Excellent coverage by the Winnipeg Free Press on the importance and the long and winding route to a Road Safety Strategy. I think this is a key statement: “ If this city had a true Vision Zero plan, everyone,...

‘Proposed’ New Bus Routes – Spring 2020

‘Proposed’ New Bus Routes – Spring 2020

The Southwest Transitway will be open and running for Spring of 2020. Right now, the bus routes are being finalized in preparation for this very exciting opening!  City staff are ‘proposing’ NEW routes, and frequency of the routes.  It is IMPERATIVE you provide your...

Bridgwater Centre – My Comments On Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

Bridgwater Centre – My Comments On Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

RESIDENTS OF BRIDGWATER CENTRE TODAY Transit starts a series of 'public engagements' regarding the PROPOSED bus route changes to connect to the new Southwest Transitway opening in 2020. These public engagements will take place in a converted BUS - find the 'Ideas in...

University Heights – My Comments On Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

University Heights – My Comments On Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

RESIDENTS OF UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS TODAY Transit starts a series of 'public engagements' regarding the PROPOSED bus route changes to connect to the new Southwest Transitway opening in 2020. These public engagements will take place in a converted BUS - find the 'Ideas in...

South Pointe – My Comments On New Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

South Pointe – My Comments On New Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

RESIDENTS OF SOUTH POINTE TODAY Transit starts a series of 'public engagements' regarding the PROPOSED bus route changes to connect to the new Southwest Transitway opening in 2020. These public engagements will take place in a converted BUS - find the 'Ideas in Motion...

Timeline Of Winnipeg’s Road Safety Strategy

Timeline Of Winnipeg’s Road Safety Strategy

Dec 2016 – March 2019 See progress related to the long and winding road in developing a Winnipeg Road Safety Strategy This is why we need STRONG LEADERSHIP to pull ALL stakeholders together to FOCUS 'One-off' solutions are only band-aids; Winnipeg needs a...

History Of The Fairfield Park Name

History Of The Fairfield Park Name

Prepared by the City of Winnipeg Archives         Last Revised: March 21, 2019 See Report Here Staff noted that while much of the growth and development of the Fairfield Park area has taken place over the last 20 years, the name “Fairfield” has a longer history. One...

Symbolic Budget Vote For Councillor Equality

Symbolic Budget Vote For Councillor Equality

City Council passed the 2019 Operating and Capital Budget on March 20th. Two thirds of Council did not support the budget. I did not vote to support the budget but instead cast a symbolic vote against the budget to raise awareness on the critical need for ‘Councillor...

Whyte Ridge and Linden Ridge – My Comments on Bus Routes – Please Share Yours

BUS ROUTES ARE CHANGING In Southwest Winnipeg

SEE DETAILED MAP of the routes, noting they are PROPOSED – your feedback is important! SEE Story Boards of Route Changes (including very detailed overview of southern routes) Bus Routes are Changing Winnipeg Transit will be changing existing bus routes  in southwest...

Upcoming Residential Street Plow – Know Your Zone

Upcoming Residential Street Plow – Know Your Zone

Plowing of residential streets will begin Sunday evening to improve the condition of residential streets. As a result, a Residential Parking Ban has been declared and will be in effect starting Sunday, February 10 at 7 p.m. Residents are urged to confirm their snow...

More Speed Tables In Bridgwater Forest

More Speed Tables In Bridgwater Forest

UPDATE Late last fall the Public Works department attempted to install speed tables – but they were too late in the season as it starting snow the same day. The will be installed in spring 2019.  Here is their response: “Unfortunately due to weather, the asphalt would...

Update: Snow/Ice Removal on Sidewalks and Pathways

Update: Snow/Ice Removal on Sidewalks and Pathways

UPDATE: This has been a long drawn out process, here is the latest update (Dec 2019) As per my motion in March 2016 (Item #24) to improve snow and ice removal on sidewalks and pathways  - a report was finally produced almost two years later - in May 2018 (Item # 7)...

Upcoming Residential Street Plow – Know Your Zone

Residential Street Plow – Know Your Zone

Plowing of residential streets will begin Wednesday morning to improve the condition of residential streets. As a result, a Residential Parking Ban has been declared and will be in effect starting Wednesday, January 9 at 7 a.m. Residents are urged to confirm their...

Transit Transformation In Southwest Winnipeg

Transit Transformation In Southwest Winnipeg

I’d like to thank the Sou’Wester for printing this article in their August 20th edition Transit transformation in southwest Winnipeg By: Janice Lukes - South Winnipeg-St. Norbert City Councillor Ward Report                      Posted: 08/20/2018 3:00 PM   By...

Improving Safety On Bishop Grandin / Kenaston

Improving Safety On Bishop Grandin / Kenaston

Councillor Lukes and Mayes put forth a motion at the Riel Community Committee meeting in July (2018) to study ways to improve traffic flow and reduce collisions as residential and commercial development continues to increase the number of vehicles on Bishop Grandin...

St Norbert Bypass On South Perimeter – Information Sessions

St Norbert Bypass On South Perimeter – Information Sessions

This is the latest News Release from the Government of Manitoba's website. I encourage you to attend one of these open houses for a chance to provide your input.  I will be at the St Norbert Community Centre (2340 Pembina Hwy) info session the entire time on Thursday,...

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...

UPDATE – Killarney Road Reconstruction and Traffic Improvements

UPDATE – Killarney Road Reconstruction and Traffic Improvements

Street work has begun on Killarney Road! To see all of the construction work details, please read this letter of notice to businesses and residents of the area. For any further questions, please direct them to the Project Engineer/Manager: Gwen Coolidge, P.Eng....

St Norbert Bypass On South Perimeter – Information Sessions

UPDATE – Safety Improvements on South Perimeter Highway

(Photo credit: Joe Bryksa - Winnipeg Free Press) See Display Boards presented at the Open Houses Proposed Closures / Changes to the South Perimeter Highway If you have questions or concerns, please contact: Brett Wareham, Director of Regional Operations Eastern...

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...

$3 Million Rehabilitation of Waverley Street in 2018-2019

$3 Million Rehabilitation of Waverley Street in 2018-2019

I receive many calls on the condition of Waverley Street – south of the Perimeter Highway extending to just before La Barriere Park. I have worked with residents over the past three years to ensure regular grading / dust and magnesium chloride treatments are applied,...

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...

2019 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...

Improving Transit in South Winnipeg

Improving Transit in South Winnipeg

By spring of 2020,  the Southwest Transitway is projected to be completed and in operation!  For the next year and a half, Transit’s route planners will be reviewing CHANGES to existing transit routes in South Winnipeg. Shorter routes will ‘feed into’ the corridor,...

Evolving Traffic Patterns & Traffic Studies in Waverley West

Evolving Traffic Patterns & Traffic Studies in Waverley West

As more and more people move into the neighbourhood of Waverley West, traffic increases and patterns develop and change. This increased volume in traffic has an impact on the new community and the surrounding communities. Over the duration of my term, I’ve made...

Information Session – Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2)

Information Session – Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2)

DATE: Thursday, April 26, 2018 TIME: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. LOCATION: Canad Inns Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy., Ambassador Room F (lower level) FORMAT: Drop-in (come and go) Winnipeggers are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the 2018 construction...

2018 Road Construction in South Winnipeg- St Norbert Ward

2018 Road Construction in South Winnipeg- St Norbert Ward

Evaluating Winnipeg’s Streets for Repair Work Our City streets are evaluated by the Winnipeg Public Works Department using a street rating system as follows: New, Good, Fair and Poor: Typically, anything rated as Poor is automatically scheduled as a rehabilitation or...

Riding the Bus with Amalgamated Transit Union 1505

Riding the Bus with Amalgamated Transit Union 1505

Riding the BUS with Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU 1505) Reps Pleased to ride the #12 today with ATU 1505  President Aleem Chaudhary, and Zach Fleisher, Communication Director at ATU 1505.  Serious discussions with Mr. Chaudhary and Mr. Fleisher on the bus today. We...

4-Way Stop Signs Approved for Aldgate & Paddington

4-Way Stop Signs Approved for Aldgate & Paddington

Excellent news for most River Park South residents!   All Way (4 way) stop signs have been approved for installation at Paddington and Aldgate. These signs should be installed within the next 6 weeks. This has been a long process to address traffic calming as well...

Winnipeg Transit – Preliminary Budget 2018

Winnipeg Transit – Preliminary Budget 2018

As I am not a member of the Mayor's Executive Policy Committee, I was not involved at all in crafting and balancing the City of Winnipeg's 2018 Preliminary Budget. This is important to note as I now am reviewing the budget in detail and am having meetings with the...

Traffic Noise/Air Brakes on South Perimeter Highway

Traffic Noise/Air Brakes on South Perimeter Highway

My offices receives many phone calls and E-malls from residents with concerns about traffic noise on the South Perimeter Highway. This busy highway is a National Transportation Corridor which falls under the shared jurisdiction of the Province of Manitoba as well as...

2018 Municipal Election Question – Portage Avenue and Main Street

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...

YOUR Transportation Priorities – 2018 City Budget

YOUR Transportation Priorities – 2018 City Budget

As the representative for South Winnipeg–St. Norbert, which is Winnipeg's most populated ward (~68,000 people), I’m inviting you to e-mail me your comments on transportation investments which Winnipeg City Council will be voting upon in the 2018 budget. (E-Mail: ...

Traffic Studies & Projects in River Park South

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...

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...

Water Main Construction on Rue des Trappistes

Water Main Construction on Rue des Trappistes

Starting the week of September 18, 2017, the City of Winnipeg will begin a 4-week project to replace the aging water main on Rue Des Trappistes.  The project area will extend from Rue du Monastere to 1165 Rue des Trappistes, with details provided in the 2-page notice...

Rue des Trappistes Construction

Rue des Trappistes Construction

An exciting St. Norbert project is about to start!  I'm pleased to share that prior to being elected as City Councillor in 2014, I worked to ensure sidewalk upgrades and a connection would be incorporated when the time came to renew the Rue des Trappistes culvert! ...

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:...

Notice of Sewer Work in South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward

Notice of Sewer Work in South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward

Over the next 4-6 weeks, extensive sewer work will be occurring in the South Winnipeg–St. Norbert ward.   Residents and business owners will receive an information package explaining the process at least 24 hours before the work begins, recommending that you take some...

Pilot Project for Downtown Adjustable Bike Lanes

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...

Construction Under Way for Southwest Rapid Transitway

Construction Under Way for Southwest Rapid Transitway

Planning and construction for the Southwest Rapid Transitway are well under way.  When Stage 2 of the project is complete and operational in 2020, the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor will link Winnipeg’s downtown to Winnipeg’s southwest neighbourhoods, including the...

May 19-23 Closure of Pembina Highway between Jubilee and Stafford

May 19-23 Closure of Pembina Highway between Jubilee and Stafford

IMPORTANT NOTICE!  Over the Victoria Day long weekend in May, there will be a complete closure of northbound and southbound Pembina Highway between Jubilee Avenue and Stafford Street, as follows: The roadway will be completely closed to vehicular traffic starting at...

Making Transit More Customer Focused – Discussion Series

Making Transit More Customer Focused – Discussion Series

I am EXTREMELY pleased to be working with many community partners on a very informative transit event! In fall 2015, on the advice of good friends, Curt Hull (Climate Change Connection) and Joseph Kornelsen (Functional Transit), I arranged a SKYPE meeting with Jarret...

Parking Violations in School Zones and Fire Lanes

Parking Violations in School Zones and Fire Lanes

Starting today, the Winnipeg Parking Authority will be using camera technology to register parking offenders.  Please BE AWARE;  PARK WITH CARE.  For more information, see complete details on the Parking Program Thank you to Winnipeg Free Press for covering this very...

UPDATE – Bishop Grandin Walk-Bike Bridge over Pembina Highway

New Bishop Grandin Bridge Over Pembina Highway – Public Input

Community Feedback Collected at Public Workshop Resulting from the May 11th Public Workshop, the Bishop Grandin Walk Bike Bridge over Pembina Highway SUMMARY is now available for your review. Addition information on the project can be seen on the Public Works website:...

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...

Potholes and Road Repair Strategies

Potholes and Road Repair Strategies

Requesting Repair of Potholes Potholes can be more than just a nuisance to drivers—they can sometimes cause damage to your vehicle. You can help keep our roads safe by reporting any potholes which are located on streets within the City of Winnipeg: Report potholes to...

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...

2017 Road Construction in South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward

2017 Road Construction in South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward

Prepare to experience a lot of construction on the south end of Pembina Highway this summer!  Definitely some pain before the gain – BUT great news overall! Evaluating Winnipeg's Streets for Repair Work Our City streets are evaluated by the Winnipeg Public Works...

Developing Winnipeg’s Road Safety Strategy

Developing Winnipeg’s Road Safety Strategy

Thank you to everyone who attended my January 30th forum on Road Safety/Vision Zero.   It's clear that the topics which were briefly covered at the Forum are far reaching and complex.  The Vision Zero approach to road safety utilizes 5 Es (Engineering, Education,...

Licensed to Drive – Canada Ranks at Bottom

Licensed to Drive – Canada Ranks at Bottom

Should re-testing drivers be a mandatory component of making our road safer? Do we do enough training to prepare drivers for Manitoba road conditions? This excellent article (see below) by Kelly Taylor was published in the Winnipeg Free Press  in mid-summer and you...

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...

Winnipeg Moving Forward on Road Safety Strategy

Winnipeg Moving Forward on Road Safety Strategy

I'm extremely pleased my Motion to direct the Winnipeg Public Service to develop a Road Safety Strategy based on the principles of Vision Zero is moving forward! It's positive news that the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works...

Transit Expansion – Bridgwater & South Pointe

Transit Expansion – Bridgwater & South Pointe

Transit funding for routes in Bridgwater and South Pointe WAS APPROVED in the 2017 budget process! This is welcome news for thousands of transit users in these growing communities! Since being elected, I’ve been working to secure funding in the City's budget for...

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...

Transit Garage Expansion Project – Information Session

Transit Garage Expansion Project – Information Session

Everyone is invited to attend an upcoming information session on the Transit Garage Expansion project: Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Location: Fort Rouge Leisure Centre, 625 Osborne Street Winnipeg Transit’s fleet has been increasing in...

“Snow Route” Parking Ban Begins December 1 – Stay Informed

“Snow Route” Parking Ban Begins December 1 – Stay Informed

KEEPING YOU INFORMED There are multiple ways for residents and visitors to stay informed on winter parking bans: Sign-up for notifications:  The City offers free email and Twitter notifications which advise subscribers when additional parking bans go into effect. To...

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: ...

Update – Kilkenny Drive Speed Table Pilot Project

Update – Kilkenny Drive Speed Table Pilot Project

I was informed yesterday (November 14, 2016) that the asphalt contractor who was to install the speed table pilot project on Kilkenny Drive (between Kings Park and Patricia Avenue)  would not be able to do so until spring, 2017. At this time of year, road contractors...

Update – Aldgate Speed Table Pilot Project

Update – Aldgate Speed Table Pilot Project

I want to thank the many residents who have provided feedback on the Aldgate Street pilot project. The City of Winnipeg's transportation engineers are overseeing both the installation and data collection related to this pilot project.  To be clear, they are...

Transit Update in Bridgwater & South Pointe

Transit Update in Bridgwater & South Pointe

This overview is to provide an update on efforts to secure an extension of Winnipeg Transit service in South Winnipeg. Expanding transit service is a top request from residents in the Bridgwater and South Pointe communities - it's also listed as 1 of 2 top priorities...

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...

Update – Kilkenny Drive Speed Table Pilot Project

Kilkenny Drive Speed Table Pilot Project

Kilkenny Drive is currently undergoing a rehabilitation, from south of Kings Park to Radcliffe Drive. The sidewalk along Kilkenny is also being extended from King’s Park to Radcliffe. These upgrades will  improve driving and pedestrian conditions for the next 40+...

Survey on Active Transportation – Deadline November 22

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...

Update – Aldgate Speed Table Pilot Project

New “Speed Table” Pilot Project on Aldgate Road

River Park South is a thriving residential community that is growing rapidly – homes are continuing to be built and new families are moving in.  Located in the south end of River Park South, Aldgate Road collects residential traffic and directs it to the regional...

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...

Insight into Roadwork Construction

Insight into Roadwork Construction

With a record amount of roadwork construction occurring in Winnipeg, I receive many enquiries from residents regarding project timelines, coordination, construction barriers, and more.  My thanks to the Winnipeg Free Press for reporting on this story, and sharing some...

Funding for Winnipeg Transit and Watermains

Funding for Winnipeg Transit and Watermains

On July 25, 2016, the Federal Government announced major funding for projects across Manitoba!  The City of Winnipeg will be receiving $79.4 million for transit initiatives, as well as $4.1 million in federal-provincial funds to upgrade watermains in Transcona. Based...

Council Unanimously Approves Increase in 2016 Road Construction

Council Unanimously Approves Increase in 2016 Road Construction

I’d like to thank members of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works for their diligent work towards capitalizing on positive market conditions to maximize value for taxpayer dollars in our road investments; the Public Works Department...

Insight into Roadwork Construction

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...

2016 Local Street Construction in South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward

2016 Local Street Construction in South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward

In the City of Winnipeg's 2016 Capital Budget, a total of $53,625,000 was approved for Local Street Renewals, Alley Renewals, Thin Bituminous Overlays (TBO), and Granular Roadway Improvements. The City uses a ‘Pavement Condition Rating’ system to assist in determining...

Purchase of Manitoba Hydro Transmission Corridor Lands

Purchase of Manitoba Hydro Transmission Corridor Lands

Here's a brief summary of my position and how I voted at the June 15th, 2016 City Council meeting regarding the purchase of the Manitoba Hydro transmission corridor lands for the Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) and Pembina Highway Underpass Project: I support...

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...

Pothole Repairs in 2016

Pothole Repairs in 2016

With signs of spring just around the corner, Winnipeggers are also encountering more potholes on our roadways due to an early freeze-thaw cycle this year.   In response, the City of Winnipeg has approved $1.8 million in 2016 for pothole repairs (see Global News...

2016 Preliminary Budget – Transit in South Winnipeg-St. Norbert

2016 Preliminary Budget – Transit in South Winnipeg-St. Norbert

The transit overview in the 2016 preliminary budget offers some very positive highlights and some ongoing challenges faced by Winnipeg Transit. HIGHLIGHTS The Rapid Transit multi-year funding program begins with a tax increase of .33% for 10 years Province of Manitoba...

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...

Talking Transportation

Talking Transportation

Thanks to The Manitoban – The Official University of Manitoba Students’ Newspaper for always having sustainable transportation issues at heart! Always a pleasure to spend time with students!   Talking Transportation - South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Councillor Janice...

All Season Commuting in Winnipeg

All Season Commuting in Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg's Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies are intended to encourage walking and cycling as attractive, convenient and accessible transportation choices for people of all ages and abilities in Winnipeg.  These Strategies will help shape changes in...

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...

Waverley Underpass Project Is Proceeding

Waverley Underpass Project Is Proceeding

The construction of an underpass at Waverley and Taylor is the City’s top priority infrastructure project and will be proceeding as planned. This is an important project for South Winnipeg residents enabling downtown access. Funding arrangements with the Federal and...

New Traffic Lights on Pembina Highway

New Traffic Lights on Pembina Highway

I’ve received many inquiries regarding the installation of new traffic lights on Pembina Highway, just south of Killarney/Kirkbridge. The request to install this controlled intersection between the two shopping malls on Pembina was made in June, 2014 by the applicant,...

The Hazards of Skating on Urban Storm Water Ponds

The Hazards of Skating on Urban Storm Water Ponds

There are many water retention ponds located throughout South Winnipeg, and sometimes, local folks clear them in winter for use as skating rinks. However, this is NOT safe! The City of Winnipeg cautions residents NOT to use retention ponds for skating.  During winter,...

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...

Janice Lukes Eyes Review for Sidewalk & Bike Lane Snow Removal

Janice Lukes Eyes Review for Sidewalk & Bike Lane Snow Removal

As crews near the end of a citywide plow operation following last week’s dump of snow, one Winnipeg councillor believes the time is right to examine how service can be improved for those on foot and two-wheels. Janice Lukes is inviting locals to give feedback on her...

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...

South Winnipeg To Get Better Transit — If There’s Money for It

South Winnipeg To Get Better Transit — If There’s Money for It

On September 21, 2015, I chaired a meeting of the Standing Policy Committee for Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works.  The meeting included discussion and review of a proposed plan to enhance transit service in South Winnipeg.  I've attached a copy of the two...

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...

Night Construction on Bishop Grandin

Night Construction on Bishop Grandin

Noise Alert!  Residents may be hearing some noise from night time construction on Bishop Grandin Boulevard over the next two weeks.   The contractor currently working on Bishop Grandin Boulevard (from Waverley to the Fort Garry Bridge) has tentatively scheduled night...

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...

Taking Action on Transit in Bridgwater & South Pointe

Taking Action on Transit in Bridgwater & South Pointe

A recent article in The Sou’Wester Community newspaper (see below) provides some insight on  Winnipeg Transit’s current position related to route expansion. I’d like to update you and provide you with additional information on what is occurring in the Bridgwater and...

Chancellor Matheson Pathway Construction

Chancellor Matheson Pathway Construction

On July 13, 2015, construction will begin on a multi-use pathway on Chancellor Matheson Road.   The project will include excavation, placement of culverts, asphalt pavement, top soil and sod, as well as Transit platform upgrades.  The construction will run...

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...

John Forsyth Road – Sidewalk Renewal Project

John Forsyth Road – Sidewalk Renewal Project

Commencing the week of July 22, 2015, the City of Winnipeg Public Works Department will be renewing the sidewalk on John Forsyth Road (both sides), from Thornewood Avenue to Paddington Road. The project has an expected duration of three weeks, weather permitting.  The...

Pedestrian Crosswalk by St. Norbert Farmers’ Market – Traffic Study

Pedestrian Crosswalk by St. Norbert Farmers’ Market – Traffic Study

On March 16, 2015, I chaired a meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works (IRPW).  One of the many agenda items we discussed was the need to assess the effectiveness and safety of the existing crosswalk near the St. Norbert...

Aldgate/Dakota/Paddington – Traffic Study

Aldgate/Dakota/Paddington – Traffic Study

On June 23, 2015, I chaired a meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works.  One of the many agenda items we discussed was the need to conduct a traffic study on Aldgate Road/Dakota Street/Paddington Road to determine if a stop...

Taking Action on Transit in Bridgwater & South Pointe

UPDATE – Transit in Bridgwater and South Pointe

On June 23, 2015, I chaired a meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works.  One of the issues on the agenda was the need for increased transit service in the communities of Bridgwater and South Pointe. The Winnipeg Public...

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...

Invitation: Rapid Transit Stage 2 Information Session

On Thursday May 28, Winnipeg Transit will host a drop in information session on the Functional Design of Stage 2 of the Southwest Transitway.  Project representatives will be available to explain the design and answer any questions.   3:30 to 9:00 p.m. on...

Pembina Highway Construction

Road construction on Pembina Highway is in high gear!  Two crews are working on the lane rehabilitation and resurfacing from Southbound Bairdmore Boulevard North to Kirkbridge Drive, and from Northbound Killarney Avenue to Dalhousie Drive (see project details here)....

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...

Pembina Highway – 2015 Road Construction

Pembina Highway – 2015 Road Construction

PRELIMINARY CONSTRUCTION NOTICE TO BUSINESS PERSONS AND RESIDENTS ON: Pembina Highway (Southbound) Street Rehabilitation and Bike Lane from Bairdmore Boulevard North Leg to Kirkbridge Drive Pembina Highway (Northbound) Street Resurfacing and Bike Lane from Killarney...

2015 Road Construction in South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward

In 2015, major road construction is occurring in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward. I will be posting more information as I become aware of dates, anticipate time frames, etc. The following projects have been approved in the City 's 2015 Capital Budget:...

Notice of Upcoming Sewer Work

Notice to Residents and Businessess of: 15 to 39 Tunis Bay 2 to 98 Laval Drive 965 to 973 Chancellor Drive 59 to 110 Thatcher Drive 3 to 19 Lakeside Drive 57 to 65 Agassiz Drive Tamworth Bay from 63 Tamworth Bay to Silverstone Avenue 190 to 220 Lake Village Road 27 to...

City to spend record amount of $103 million on repairing roads

City to spend record amount of $103 million on repairing roads:  An extensive road repair work campaign is about to be unleashed on Winnipeg.  City council authorized the spending of $103 million to repair local and regional streets and alleys — a record amount for...

Winnipeg Transit Spring Schedule In Effect April 12

Winnipeg Transit Spring Schedule In Effect April 12

Spring has officially arrived, and that means a change to Winnipeg Transit schedules!  Beginning on Sunday, April 12, 2015, the following Transit routes will be operating on a Spring Schedule: 17        McGregor 36        Northwest Super Express 44        Grey 72...

Increased Transit Service to Bridgwater/South Pointe Communities

Increased Transit Service to Bridgwater/South Pointe Communities

On January 19, I brought forward a motion (Increase Transit Motion 2015) to have the Winnipeg Public Service research and report back (in 120 days) on their findings related to improving transit service in these communities.  A motion is a formal request to ‘get the...

Full support for roadwork list

Full support for roadwork list

A slight wording change in a motion was enough to get unanimous support from council Wednesday for its ranking of road projects for federal and provincial funding.  Councillors voted to put building an underpass at Waverley Street near Taylor Avenue as the leading...

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...

Want Winnipeg Transit buses in Waverley West? Call 311

Want Winnipeg Transit buses in Waverley West? Call 311:  Despite a big jump in the population of the Bridgwater Lakes area, there is no bus service available.  Area resident Lori says she has expressed has her concerns to the City of Winnipeg.  "My frustration, (and...

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