Bomber stadium faces parking shortfall
Carpooling, public transit and bike riding are just some of the ways planners behind Winnipeg's new football stadium hope to cope with a huge shortfall of parking stalls at the University of Manitoba.
Planners are looking at roughly 7,000 parking spaces to accommodate the 33,000 seat stadium that is set to open for the 2012 CFL season.
A report going before a community comittee at City Hall on Monday outlines how people will be encouraged to change their game-day transportation habits.
The report recommends setting aside parking spots for carpoolers, building bicycle stalls and extra transit stops and additional bus routes on game days.
Parking restrictions and police-manned checkpoints will be put in place in nearby residential areas to avoid overloading those streets with game-day fans, the report states.
The stadium is presently under construction under a preliminary permit. The developer' transportation plan needs approval in order to get the next permit issued.