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Argue Street Bicycle Facilities Public Consultation (2010)

In August 2010 the City of Winnipeg engaged researchers to solicit feedback from residents in Lord Roberts to listen to and record neighbourhood perspectives regarding the current bicycle facilities on Argue Street and future options for Argue from a traffic and active transportation perspective.

A community report regarding the Argue Street bicycle facilities is now available for download. The key findings presented in the report reflect the most frequent observations shared by residents and stakeholders through this consultation process.

Argue Street Bicycle Facilities Community Report

Background

In 2008, the Argue Bicycle Boulevard, or Bikeway was created as part of the WinSmart program. Public consultation for this project included an open house; the changes were also subject to a public hearing. The following active transportation (AT) and traffic calming facilities were implemented as part of the Argue Bikeway:

  • multi-use pathways,
  • shared roadways, and
  • closure of Argue Street south of Berwick Place to north of Walker Avenue with barriers and plantings,
  • closure of a public lane south of Brandon Avenue to north of Carlaw Avenue.

Since that time, area residents have voiced concerns about the changes on Argue Street ranging from the need for more or different kinds of traffic calming and issues with emergency vehicle access, to the need for better connections with other AT routes or improvements along the route itself. Still other residents have been fairly content with the current facilities.

In addition, new development plans are taking shape in the area, changing the context for which the Argue Bikeway was originally conceived. These plans include:

In light of these projects and the varying concerns of neighbourhood residents, the City of Winnipeg has decided to take a careful look at, and gain a clear understanding of:

  1. the needs, concerns and preferences of area residents,
  2. the perspectives of key stakeholders regarding Argue Street, and
  3. the various options for Argue Street from a traffic and AT perspective.

A clear, comprehensive understanding of each of these elements will enable the City to determine if Argue Street should continue to be used as a bicycle boulevard and what, if any, alternatives to the existing conditions are feasible and appropriate to the neighbourhood and development plans.

Last update: October 15, 2015