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Walk Bike Projects

Seine River Crossing

Identifying a new Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge Location

Study

The goal of the Seine River Crossing study is to identify a preferred location for a new pedestrian and cycling crossing. An identified site would support the community’s vision for a Seine River pathway network and will increase connectivity in the community and to the broader pedestrian and cycling network.

Engage

The goal of the public engagement is to collect feedback throughout the design process to help determine the following:

  • Location(s) of Seine River crossing;
  • Pathway connections;
  • Evaluation criteria.

We want to hear from you!

Thank you to all who attended the open houses on April 4 and 5. Approximately 100 people attended the open houses and approximately 25 surveys were collected. An additional 215 surveys were also collected online.

Previous and ongoing activities

An online survey and mapping tool were available from January 31 to February 20. The project team has also been meeting with community members and schools to gather information and knowledge about the area.

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For further information about this project, please contact:

David Jopling, Public Engagement Lead
Phone: 204-943-3178
Email: joplingd@mmm.ca

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Project Timeline

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Timeline

Background

On September 30, 2015, Council approved the motion to "continue to recognize and support the need for pedestrian/bike bridges over the Seine River." The Seine River Greenway Study, produced in 2000, identified proposed locations for Seine River pedestrian and cycling crossings. A study is recommended to identify the best location for a new crossing looking at previously proposed options as well as the possibility of new locations. This project will include engaging with the community to determine the optimal location for a new crossing.

This project will identify a preferred location for a new pedestrian and cycling crossing that will be the basis for the future design and construction of a bridge.

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Phase 1- School Workshop Invitation 2017-02-08 Community Letter
Phase 1 - Community Mailout EN-FR 2017-02-01 Community Letter
Seine River Greenway Study Winter 2000 Report
Phase 1 - News Release 2017-02-01 News Release
Phase 2 - Community Mailout 2017-03-24 Mail Out
Phase 2 - News Release 2017-03-24 News Release
Phase 2 – Open house materials 2017-03-23 Open house materials

Frequently Asked Questions

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The Seine River Greenway Study identified four potential bridge crossing locations between Bishop Grandin Boulevard and Provencher Boulevard. Will you include these locations in your study?
Yes, the findings of the 2000 Seine River Greenway Study will be used to inform the preliminary bridge option locations. The project team will also work with stakeholders and community members to identify additional potential crossing locations.
When will the bridge over the Seine River be constructed?
The first step is this study to determine a suitable location for a new crossing. Once a location has been determined, further engineering will be required to determine a design for the project along with a cost estimate. The project would then be presented to Council for consideration as part of the budget process.
What are the City of Winnipeg’s Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies?
On July 15, 2015, the City of Winnipeg 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 in 2013 with more than 3,000 Winnipeggers, 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, look at the "Engage" tab on this website, and follow the City of Winnipeg on Facebook and Twitter .
Last update: April 24, 2017