Improving and expanding the network
The City builds on the pedestrian and cycling network in conjunction with road renewal and other major projects. The City also dedicates funds annually to improve, upgrade and expand upon the pedestrian and cycling network. The City of Winnipeg’s Public Works Department recommends an annual list of projects in the Pedestrian and Cycling Action Plan. Adoption of annual projects requires approval from the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works before going to all Council for final approval in the Pedestrian and Cycling Program of the Capital Budget.
Improving and expanding the cycling network usually requires a reconfiguration of the existing streets to accommodate new or improved facilities with the objective of providing opportunity for all ages and abilities to feel safe and comfortable cycling. The process generally involves a study of the existing street use, including a parking analysis, traffic analysis of vehicles, pedestrians and bikes, utilities, lighting, trees, and public input. The next stage is to develop design alternatives, which are presented to the public and stakeholders for feedback. Once we have completed the study and design, the City identifies the funding mechanism so the plan can be delivered through construction.
Continuing the east/west pedestrian and cycling connection to the Exchange District and Downtown.
Identifying a location for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Seine River between Provencher Blvd. and Bishop Grandin Blvd.
The route will be part of the south-east network that will connect the Bishop Grandin Greenway through to St. Boniface.
The Chief Peguis Greenway Extension Project will close a gap within the pedestrian and cycling network from Henderson Hwy to Main St.
A study is required to develop a preliminary design for the rehabilitation as well as improvements to the pedestrian and cycling network in the study area.
A study was completed in 2016 and a design to improve riverbank stabilization was selected. Construction will take place November 2016 to fall of 2017.
The City is rehabilitating Pembina Hwy travel lanes and sidewalks, and adding buffered bike lanes between Arbuthnot St (south of Grant Ave) and Osborne St. Portions of Corydon Ave and McMillan Ave are also included.
In September 2015, the City of Winnipeg initiated a public engagement process to receive input on the West Alexander Pedestrian and Cycling Corridor Study.
The study created a design for a two-way protected bike lane on Garry Street. Construction for the Main Street crossing took place in 2016, and funding for construction of the Garry Street bike lane has been included as part of the 2017 budget.
The City of Winnipeg is conducting a study and preliminary design for complete roadway and overpass improvements on these streets, while also taking an opportunity to create new and improve existing cycling and pedestrian facilities in the study area.
This project will look at options to encourage walking and cycling for people of all ages and abilities through the creation of a neighbourhood greenway along Ruby Street and Banning Street to link the Wolseley and West Alexander neighbourhoods.