The City of Winnipeg announced that it is back in motion with Winnipeg’s Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies. The cancellation of the strategy, which happened last July, created an outcry from many activists. The pedestrian and cycling strategy was created to encourage walking and cycling as a convenient and accessible transportation choice for people of all ages and abilities in Winnipeg.
The firm, Urban Systems Ltd, has been hired «to undertake the research and development of these strategies for the City.» The first phase has been completed, which included preparing demographic, neighbourhood profiles, travel patterns, inventory, best practices and observations from other cities’ strategies.
The second phase, which is a public consultation, is now being realized. They want to know what Winnipeggers’ short and long term expectations are when it comes to walking and cycling in the city.
Now the City wants to hear from you! Whether you currently cycle or walk in Winnipeg or not, the City needs your views and feedback. Visit this link: www.winnipeg.ca, to complete an online walking and cycling survey. Every week you will have a chance to share your input by answering the questions of the week. This week’s question: If you could make 3 changes to the biking conditions in your neighbourhood, what would they be? You can also find project newsletters as well as frequently asked questions and answers.