Bowman asks council to take 2nd look at $334M bike lane project

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says city council will take a second look at a multimillion-dollar plan for new walking and bike paths before the project is allowed to go through.

Winnipeggers weren't consulted properly, Transcona Coun. Russ Wyatt says

Thunder Bay is looking to long term developments for it's Active Transportation Plan. (Bert Savard/CBC)

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says city council will take a second look at a multimillion-dollar plan for new walking and bike paths before the project is allowed to go through, delaying plans until at least next month.

On Tuesday, Bowman said he wants a review of how people were consulted about the 20-year, $334 million active transportation development.

That decision is music to Transcona Coun. Russ Wyatt's ears, who wants Winnipeggers to have a chance to weigh in on the development.

He said the plan calls for changes to hundreds of Winnipeg streets.

"There's Winnipeggers across the city that ... don't realize yet what's being recommended, potentially on a street they live on," said Wyatt. "Allow for public consultation. Allow for folks to have an input into it.'"

The proposed project, which includes building an expansive cycling and sidewalk network, was given the green light last week. The new announcement means construction will be delayed until at least June, when councillors will have another chance to vote on the plans. 

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