Special Report – AT makes news in Winnipeg

Excerpts from Active Transportation Canada blog:

No city in Canada has made as many investments in Active Transportation as quickly as the City of Winnipeg. In April 2010, the city announced that it would spend a record $20.4 million to build new bike and pedestrian routes.

Because the majority of the money for these projects came from federal infrastructure funds, the construction needed to be completed this fiscal year.

At the time, the move was widely applauded. However, as the projects went forward, and several streets were changed with new bike lanes and roundabouts, public opposition grew. We should be clear in our understanding of this issue, with AT we are talking about changing the design and function of our cities. Such change will not occur easily, and without opposition. The current struggles in Winnipeg constitute a valuable lesson for us all in Canada.

Articles related to the development of Winnipeg’s Active Transportation Network:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/businesses-suing-city-over-bikeway-103119599.html
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Better-solutions-needed-for-active-transportation-Wasylycia-Leis–104357364.html
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/city-drivers-going-around-the-bend-got-it-wrong-expert-104400444.html
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/rival-hopefuls-tap-voter-snarls-over-bike-lanes-traffic-circles-104400534.html
http://winnipegreport.blogspot.com/2010/10/winnipeg-citizens-furious-about-bike.html
http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/winnipeg/2010/09/29/15526856.html
http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/winnipeg/2010/09/30/15541871.html
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/traffic-plan-vetted-ex-official-104200494.html
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/cycle-of-unjustified-blame-104231459.html
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/bike-pedestrian-project-stalls-103912924.html
http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/winnipeg/2010/09/23/15459371.html
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/bikeway-to-be-built-before-ruling-103696939.html
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/your-opinion-will-the-circle-be-unbroken-104658774.html
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/bicycle-boxes-ok-on-paper-104625114.html
http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101009/wpg_assiniboine_
101009/20101009/?hub=WinnipegHome

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