The project, in partnership with the Winnipeg Trails Association, will turn the two-lane road into a multi-use access point: one lane for people in cars, a raised bike lane, and a dedicated sidewalk on either side for pedestrians— including strollers, wheelchairs, and other mobility vehicles.
“The city is working towards making active transportation a priority and we are now able to be a connecting point between communities,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks North Portage Partnership.
The next phase of the project will complete a dedicated cycle track throughout The Forks site connecting the Assiniboine Bikeway to the proposed Provencher bike lane project.
Jordan says plans are one day to connect to Point Douglas, the North East Pioneer Greenway, and all the way to Birds Hill Park.”
The first phase will cost approximately $160,000.