2018 Construction of Sidewalks, Bike Paths, Studies & More In South Winnipeg – St Norbert Ward
Winnipeg’s 2018 Active Transportation Action Plan was presented during the 2018 budget process. The Action Plan provides a detailed overview of projects for the 2018 construction season, as well as projects proposed for 2019, 2020, and beyond. The plan is developed with extensive consultation with stakeholders and departments. This is now the second time the City’s put together such a comprehensive action plan, based on Winnipeg’s Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies – and the second time the plan came forward with the budget. I’m pleased to have played an integral role in ensuring clarity on active transportation projects by initiating this action plan in 2017. I recall back around 2008 or so, there were not even active transportation line items in the budget, let alone an annual plan for active transportation construction! As they say – we’ve come a long way!
I’m also extremely pleased the new FREE City of Winnipeg Bike Map is now available for the public! The maps are being distributed the last two weeks of May and can be picked up FREE at any bike shop (close by – U of M Bike Kiosk and Alter Ego Sports on Pembina ) and at the Pembina Trails Library! A pdf version of the map is available in French and English on the City’s website at winnipeg.ca/bikemap, along with informative and helpful links and cycling infrastructure definitions.
We’ve just introduced an online service to register your bike! The Winnipeg Police Service retrieves hundreds of bikes that end up at the annual public auction! Register your bike’s serial number to increase the chance of it being returned to you! To register your bike online, or for more information, please visit: winnipeg.ca/bikeregistry. Please note: all bike registrations made using the mail service method have been transferred to the new online bike registry database and are still valid.
2018 Construction in the South Winnipeg-St Norbert Ward
- A new separated asphalt multi use pathway alongside northbound Pembina Highway – starting at the Bike Hub by the St Norbert Farmers’ Market and just South of the spray pad and connecting just past Cloutier Drive to the new underpass pathway.
- A new concrete sidewalk, beside the new multi pathway alongside northbound Pembina Highway – starting at the Bike Hub by the St Norbert Farmers’ Market and just South of the spray pad and connecting just past Cloutier Drive to the new underpass pathway. Both the sidewalk and pathway are part of the Pembina Highway rehabilitation.
- $150,000 of sidewalk, traffic and transit improvements will be made around Victoria Hospital to improve access for patients and staff. At this time it does NOT include a pedestrian crosswalk, but does include a new sidewalk, pedestrian island in Pembina Highway, signage and transit stop improvements. These improvements are a step towards ultimately securing a pedestrian crosswalk to access Victoria Hospital. For complete details see previous work I’ve initiated to make access to Victoria Hospital safer.
- $46,000 for a sidewalk on Scurfield Blvd east of Kenaston Blvd to Henlow Bay ( alongside Manitoba Institute of Trade and Technology) This is not in the South Winnipeg St Norbert Ward but will provide critical connectivity.
- New Bike Parking and Tool Hub: Parking rack, air and tools will be installed at the Pembina Trails and Louis Riel libraries. I have few details on this project right now, but I can guarantee it will provide 500 times better parking that is currently at the library. An air pump and tool station will also be constructed.
In addition to these projects, Public Works will be conducting maintenance repairs. If you see any pathways or sidewalks that require maintenance repairs, please email email@example.com. It really helps if you can send a PHOTO of the required repair, and also, feel free to cc’ me on the request. If you would like more details on any of these or other active transportation projects, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org