By Sarah Klein
Winnipeg wants to make walking and cycling in the city safer, more convenient, accessible and appealing to citizens.
Using a policy document as a roadmap, the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies will invest in infrastructure and active transportation support programs dedicated to promoting walking and cycling in Winnipeg.
“This project aims to improve the quality of life for all Winnipeggers,” said Kevin Nixon, active transportation coordinator.
“The city needs a roadmap to prioritize active transportation infrastructure, programs, and policy to support a growing and dynamic city.”
The full cost to implement the strategies is estimated to be approximately $330 million over the next 20 years. However, consideration will be given to these strategies in the yearly budgeting process.
The report outlining the strategies still needs council approval and will be considered by the standing policy committee on infrastructure renewal and public works on May 5.