West Alexander to East Exchange Corridor
Continuing the east/west pedestrian and cycling connection to the Exchange and Downtown
McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue provide important east-west connections between Waterfront Drive and Sherbrook Street. This project will look at options for improving the existing painted bike lanes to protected lanes so that that they are comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.
We want to hear from you!
We want to learn from you about what is important to you as we move forward with the project. This will occur initially to identify strengths, barriers and issues around mobility and traffic safety in the neighbourhood. Once options have been developed, we will share them with you and request your feedback.
The project team has been meeting with community members and schools to gather information and knowledge about the area.
An online survey and mapping tool were available from February 1 to 21. The project team is currently reviewing the feedback received and a public engagement summary report will be posted on this page in the coming months.
Thank you to all who came out to the Bike to Work Day pop-up events on Friday, February 10. Events were held at:
- 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Bronuts, C-100 King Street;
- 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Red River College, Loewen Atrium, 160 Princess Street;
- 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Across the Board Cafe, 211 Bannatyne Avenue;
- 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Boon Burger Cafe, 141 Bannatyne Avenue.
We had over 440 interactions to discuss the improvements to bike lanes on McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue and gather information about what is important to those who live, work, and spend time in the project area.
We will come back with options of what the bike lanes may look like in April/May 2017.
For further information or to provide your feedback you may contact:
John Osler, Public Engagement Lead
In November 2011, City of Winnipeg Council approved the Transportation Master Plan (TMP). A key goal of the TMP is to expand the range of travel options that are available to residents, workers, and visitors, as well as to ensure that people are not dependent on one single mode of transportation. The TMP also calls for the development of the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies.
In 2015, City Council approved the Winnipeg Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies, which provide a long-range policy framework for active modes of transportation for the next 20 years.
In September 2015, the City of Winnipeg initiated a public engagement process to receive input on the Downtown Bike Lane System and the West Alexander Pedestrian and Cycling Corridor. Feedback received during this process has been incorporated into preferred design options, which include a two-way protected bike lane on Garry St. and a two-way protected bike lane on McDermot Ave. These projects are scheduled to be built in the next few years.
This project is a high priority in the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies and will improve travel choices, accessibility and connectivity to the Exchange District, Downtown, Health Sciences Centre, University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus and neighbourhoods surrounding Sherbrook St.
Given the length of these streets and the anticipated magnitude of costs for permanent implementation, it is anticipated that the bike facility upgrades would have to be implemented in conjunction with street renewal programs over the course of several construction seasons. This project will also study and design adjustable protected bike lanes that could be implemented in the short term. This adjustable infrastructure would allow for on-going monitoring and public feedback of protected bike lanes that would inform the design of the permanent infrastructure to be constructed at the time of the future street renewal.
|Phase 1 - Popup Invite||2017-02-01||Community Letter|
|Phase 1 - Postcard Invite||2017-02-01||Community Letter|
|Phase 1 - News Release||2017-02-01||News Release|
Frequently Asked Questions
The project is looking at adjustable bike lanes as a solution that can be implemented in the shorter-term.