Traffic Study – Markham Road and Gull Lake Road
Residents of Gull Lake Road have brought forward concerns about traffic volumes related to Arthur A. Leach School, Blue Lake Park, and a recently approved transit-oriented multi-family development with 218 proposed units. The proposed multifamily development has a reduced parking ratios due to its proximity to the southwest rapid transit corridor.
There is also a need to conduct a preliminary traffic study on volume and speed prior to the construction of the transit-oriented development to provide a baseline for future assessments along the southwest rapid transit corridor. Therefore, on January 28, 2022, I moved a motion directing the Winnipeg Public Service to report back on the volume and speed of traffic along the following streets, prior to the construction of the multi-family building at the corner of Gull Lake Road and Markham Road:
1. Markham Road between Pembina Highway and Chancellor Drive; and
2. Gull Lake Road between Markham Road and Chancellor Drive
On February 8, 2022, the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works concurred in the recommendation of the Assiniboia Community Committee and directed the Winnipeg Public Service to report back in 210 days.