Open Houses to Discuss Future Pedestrian, Cycling Strategies

Winnipeg residents are being asked for their opinions on the future of walking and cycling in the city.

A series of upcoming open houses will share draft recommendations based on feedback from 2,200 Winnipeggrs already surveyed to identify the walking and cycling needs and wants for citizens.

“What we have heard through the engagement process to date is that improving sidewalks and connections for pedestrians, and completing the development of a sustainable and well-connected bicycle network, are at the top of the average citizen’s priorities when asked about active transportation,” said Kevin Nixon, the city’s active transportation coordinator. “We are very happy with the progress to date and look forward to the upcoming open houses.”

A public open house will be held on Saturday, April 12 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People at The Forks. The team will present the draft city-wide bicycle and pedestrian network as well as draft recommendations for new city policies related to active transportation.

Additional open houses will be held on Tuesday, April 15 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Sinclair Park Community Centre, 490 Sinclair Street and at the Manitoba Hydro Place Atrium, 360 Portage Avenue, for those unable to attend the Saturday open house.

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