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Chief Peguis Greenway Extension from Henderson Highway to Main Street

Study and Design

The City of Winnipeg has identified a gap in the pedestrian and cycling network from Henderson Highway to Main Street and is undertaking a study to eliminate this gap. This project will connect Henderson Highway to Main Street and provide a safe and attractive cycling and pedestrian facility for all ages and abilities. The project will also include improvements to existing transit stops, lighting, signage, and landscaping within the project area as well as improved traffic operations at the Main Street and Chief Peguis Trail intersection.


Engage

Thank you to everyone who participated in the public engagement process to develop a recommended design for the Chief Peguis Greenway Extension. An open house was held January 31, 2017 at the Red River Community Centre, 293 Murray Avenue. The exit survey was available at the open house and an online survey was available from January 18, 2017 to February 15, 2017. The online survey is now closed.

After processing and analyzing the feedback received, the public engagement summary is now available. The next step in the project is to select the recommended design.

During this phase of the project, feedback from stakeholders and members of the general public:

  • Provided our designers with local input and knowledge of the area.
  • Informed the Project Team of concerns with existing conditions.
  • Identified preferred routes for pedestrian and cyclists (i.e. desire lines).
  • Provided input on issues such as connectivity, safety, access, or conflicts.
  • Identified areas requiring improvements (i.e. lighting, transit, signage, etc.)

In the next steps, public engagement will:

  • Provide feedback on the recommended design.

If you have any questions, please contact:
David Jopling, Public Engagement Lead, WSP | MMM
204-943-3178 or joplingd@mmm.ca

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The following graphic illustrates where in the process stakeholder and public feedback will be considered and incorporated.

Public Engagement Process

Project Timeline

Project Timeline

Project Timeline

Background

In 2015, City Council approved the Winnipeg Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies document, which provides a long-range policy framework for active modes of transportation for the next 20 years. The Strategies document identifies a connection from Henderson Highway to Main Street as a high priority project. In the spring of 2016, Winnipeg City Council approved funding for the preliminary design of a Henderson Highway to Main Street connection as part of the 2016 Pedestrian and Cycling Action Plan. MMM Group, a subsidiary of WSP, has been retained to conduct the study and complete the preliminary design.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To prepare a design that connects Henderson Highway to Main Street and provides a safe and attractive cycling and pedestrian facility for all ages and abilities.
  • To eliminate a gap in the pedestrian and cycling network.
  • To improve transit facilities.
  • To improve traffic operations at the Main Street and Chief Peguis Trail intersection.

Project Constraints and Opportunities

A number of constraints and opportunities are present in the study area which will influence the location of the pedestrian and cycling facility.

Constraints:

  • The naturalized grassland area east of the Red River and north of Chief Peguis Trail should not be disturbed.
  • An existing culvert crossing over a creek east of the Red River and north of Chief Peguis Trail will influence the location of the pedestrian and cycling facility crossing.
  • The pedestrian and cycling facility will need to connect to existing transit stops.
  • The pedestrian and cycling facility should avoid crossing private property.
  • The design needs to consider riverbank stability and risk of flooding.
  • The sidewalk on the Kildonan Settlers Bridge cannot easily accommodate widening.
  • The design needs to consider the classification and speed of roads in the project area.
  • There is a sound wall adjacent to the south side of Chief Peguis Trail, east of the Red River extending from the Kildonan Settlers Bridge to Henderson Highway, which will influence the location of the pedestrian and cycling facility.

Opportunities:

  • The vegetation along the riverbank is considered invasive. Removing it to accommodate a pedestrian and cycling facility is acceptable and creates an opportunity to have a pathway in a park-like setting.
  • Upcoming City of Winnipeg Water and Waste projects on the north and south side of Chief Peguis Trail, east of Kildonan Settler’s Bridge, can create synergies in construction efforts (i.e. clearing and grading work).
  • There is an opportunity to improve traffic operations at the Main Street and Chief Peguis Trail intersection.
Constraints and opportunities

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Open House Invite - Postcard 2017-01-17 Open House Invitation
WPF Open House Ad 2017-01-17 Open House Advertisement
Canstar Ad 2017-01-17 Open House Advertisement
Open House Storyboards 2017-01-17 Story Boards
Detailed Design Public Engagement Summary 2017-03-31 Report

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the purpose of the Chief Peguis Greenway Extension project?

The City of Winnipeg Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies identify an off-street multi-use pathway connecting Henderson Highway to Main Street as a moderate to high priority project to create a continuous east-west active transportation corridor along Chief Peguis Trail. The project will upgrade the existing pedestrian and cycling facilities to better accommodate multiple user groups.

How will the pedestrian environment be considered in this project?

This project will improve transit facilities, lighting and signage. Pedestrian comfort will be improved by the additional width of sidewalk/path across the bridge as well as off of the bridge.

How will the Chief Peguis Greenway Extension study affect the Chief Peguis Trail Extension West?

The design for the Chief Peguis Trail Extension West is in progress and it is not yet known when the trail extension will be built. Those working on the Chief Peguis Trail Extension West project are aware of this Greenway project and proposed design to eliminate the pedestrian and cycling gap from Henderson Highway to Main Street. The design of the Greenway will be taken into consideration in the Chief Peguis Trail Extension West project.

What are the City of Winnipeg Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies?

On July 15, 2015, City Council adopted the Winnipeg Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies. This document stems from the 2011 Transportation Master Plan. The Strategies provide a long-range policy framework for active modes of transportation in Winnipeg for the next 20 years. Following public engagement with more than 3,000 Winnipeggers in 2013, the Strategies will assist in the prioritization of walking and cycling infrastructure projects city-wide based on further in-depth engagement with neighbourhood and local stakeholders on a per project basis.

How can I stay involved in the project?

Join our email list to be notified about upcoming engagement activities and follow the City of Winnipeg on Twitter and Facebook.

Maps

Study Area Map:

Chief Peguis Greenway Extension Area Map

Project Constraints and Opportunities Map:

Constraints and opportunities

Last update: July 11, 2017