Princess Protected Bike Lane
Winnipeg's Exchange District continues to grow, including redevelopment plans for the Market Lands, Red River College, and Chinatown. Growth along Princess Street between William Avenue to Higgins Avenue will lead to increased pressure to improve access and mobility for all modes of transportation to and within the area. In anticipation of these changes in the area, this project will develop a design for a protected bike lane that connects to the bike lane being constructed south of William Avenue, improving the existing painted bike lane, and allowing people of all ages and abilities to walk or bike along the corridor.
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 called 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. These strategies serve as a roadmap for civic investments into infrastructure and active transportation support programs in order to make walking and cycling safer, more convenient, accessible, and attractive to residents.
In 2018, a parking protected bike lane will be built on Princess Street from Notre Dame Avenue to William Avenue and will connect to this project.
We are currently gathering preliminary information and knowledge of the area by talking with stakeholders who live and work on Princess Street.
Sign up for project updates here: PrincessStProject@winnipeg.ca
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. When complete, the upgraded cycling lane along Princess Street will intersect with the Downtown Streets network, which leads to the Assiniboine Avenue bike lane and beyond, providing a seamless link through downtown.
It will also connect to the West Alexander to East Exchange Corridor that will be constructed in summer 2018, which will extend from Waterfront Drive all the way to Arlington Street through the West Alexander Corridor.