8 bike-corridor projects planned for Winnipeg in 2017
On paper, Winnipeg plans to spend $4.7 million on active transportation projects next year. In reality, the city plans to invest more by building bike-lane construction into road-renewal and waterway projects.
$4.7M officially budgeted for active transportation but more built into road renewal, waterway projects
On paper, Winnipeg plans to spend $4.7 million on active transportation projects next year.
In reality, the city plans to invest even more into bike-and-pedestrian projects by building bike lane construction into road renewal and waterway projects.
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Here are the eight major active-transportation projects planned for 2017 in the budget tabled this week by Mayor Brian Bowman:
- McDermot Avenue bike lane upgrades (Arlington Street to Sherbrook Street): $1 million
- Keewatin Street pathway (Burrows Avenue to Inkster Boulevard): $1 million
- Sherbrook Street (Cumberland Avenue to McDermot Avenue): $500,000
Recreational walkways/bike paths
- Transcona Trail (Regent Avenue to Panet Avenue): $1 million
Waterway projects with bike trail components
- Ness Avenue culvert: Path along Strugeon Creek, below bridge, $1 million
- Lyndale Drive retaining wall: Mixed use path, $500,000
Street renewal projects with bike corridor components
- Pembina Highway (De Vos Road to Killarney Avenue): Buffered bike lanes, $3.6 million
- Empress Street (St. Matthews Avenue to Portage Avenue): Protected bike lanes, $1.6 million