Monday, 7 April 2014

Speak Up Winnipeg for Pedestrain and Cycling strategies- April 12th!



You are invited to an open house to discuss pedestrian and cycling strategies

Hello,
 
Over the last few months, the City of Winnipeg has been developing Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies that will help guide transportation choices in Winnipeg.  We are pleased to let you know that there has been great progress to date with a comprehensive public engagement process that has demonstrated a need for these Strategies to enhance walking and cycling as safe, viable and attractive transportation choices.  
 
With the completion of a city-wide telephone survey and the voluntary online survey, the City has received valuable input from over 2,200 Winnipeggers to help identify the walking and cycling needs and wants for citizens. A targeted stakeholder workshop was also completed, with representation from the education, tourism, development, health, environment, accessibility, and business communities, as well as inner city and suburban organizations, and new Canadians.
 
We have developed draft Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies based on the input we have received to date and want your further input!
 
The City will be holding its first public open house on Saturday, April 12, 2014 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People located at 2 Forks Market Road. The team will present the draft city-wide bicycle and pedestrian network as well as draft recommendations for new City policies related to Active Transportation.
 
Additional open houses will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Sinclair Park Community Centre located at 490 Sinclair Street and at the Manitoba Hydro Place Atrium located at 360 Portage Avenue for those unable to attend the Saturday open house.
 
You can continue to participate in this project in the following ways:
Thank your for your continued interest in the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies; we hope to see you at one of the open houses!
Visit our website at walkbike.winnipeg.ca or email us at walkbike@winnipeg.ca for more information.