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.
The City is currently undertaking the Wolseley to Downtown Corridor Project to identify options to improve travel choices, accessibility and connectivity.
A preliminary design for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Assiniboine River will be developed to connect Osborne Village to Downtown via McFadyen Park on the north side of the river and Fort Rouge Park on the south side of the river.
Construction of a new, two-way protected bike lane along Garry Street with connections to the Exchange District on Notre Dame Avenue, Princess Street, and Arthur Street is underway and is expected to be complete in 2019.
This project will create a design for a protected bike lane that connects to the bike lane being constructed south of William Avenue.
Raised bike lanes will be constructed on Chevrier Boulevard from Waverley Street to Hervo Street and protected bike lanes will be constructed on Chevrier Boulevard from Hervo Street to Pembina Highway.
The Chief Peguis Greenway Extension Project will close a gap within the pedestrian and cycling network from Henderson Hwy to Main St.
An off-street pathway will be built along Keewatin Street from Burrows Avenue to Inkster Boulevard.
This project will connect the North East Pioneer Greenway to Archibald Street.
A preliminary design study, completed in 2017, developed a design for the bridge and road rehabilitation, as well as improvements to the active transportation network in the study area. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2018.
The reconstruction of Memorial Boulevard from York Avenue to St. Mary Avenue includes new protected bike lanes for both southbound and northbound travel.
Route 90 needs to be upgraded to address current and future traffic volumes, and the needs to pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users.
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.
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.
The City is extending the Transcona Trail from Regent Avenue West to Panet Road.
This project will improve the path connection under and to the Harry Lazarenko (Redwood) Bridge.
Active Transportation plays an important part in the success of Rapid Transit.
This project includes enhancements to the pedestrian and cycling network within the project area.
A new bridge is being designed that continues to connect our communities while also meeting modern accessibility standards, providing new and improved active transportation options and better accommodating traffic.
This project will include pedestrian and cycling infrastructure along the route and connections to community destinations.
A nine-month technical trial of adjustable bike lane curbs are being installed on existing bike lanes.