By Sarah Klein
The city is spending $1.75 million to build safe pedestrian and cycling facilities near elementary schools in south Winnipeg.
The projects will see double the funding in 2014 as part of the city’s preliminary capital budget.
One of the new active transportation corridors will be built near Dalhousie School, where Mayor Sam Katz made the announcement on Thursday.
“Creating safer ways for children to travel to and from school is vital,” Katz said. “Building more dedicated pedestrian corridors like this one at Dalhousie School in south Winnipeg is another step in ensuring that children and families have convenient and safer pedestrian and cycling access within their communities.”
Other projects planned for south Winnipeg in 2014 include:
- A raised crosswalk in front of Ryerson School
- A sidewalk on Ryerson Avenue between Ryerson School and Rice Road
- A sidewalk on Patricia Avenue between Ecole St. Avila School and Kilkenny Drive
- A sidewalk and/or a multi-use pathway on Kilkenny Drive between Vassar Park and King’s Park