City calls pedestrians, cyclists to help in new project

Think it’s unsafe to cycle in Winnipeg? Sick of sidewalks and bike lanes that end unexpectedly? Have difficulty getting to work in the winter? The City of Winnipeg wants to hear from you.

City of Winnipeg calls for pedestrian, cyclist input on new infrastructure

Think it’s unsafe to cycle in Winnipeg? Sick of sidewalks and bike lanes that end unexpectedly? Have difficulty getting to work in the winter? The City of Winnipeg wants to hear from you.

The city is asking Winnipeggers to offer ideas on how to improve pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the city.

Officials said they are hoping to make walking and biking a safer, more viable form of transportation for Winnipeggers.

The city hired Urban Systems Ltd. to compile demographic information about different neighbourhoods to find out where people will be walking and cycling to and from as well as figure out what has worked in the past for other cities.

Now, the city wants to hear from actual citizens. They’ve launched an online survey and are asking people to tell them what their short and long-term cycling and walking needs are.

Officials will also be launching a telephone survey to find out what people think.

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