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Action: Participate in Public Engagement on Marion St & Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike
June 22, 2019
A few engagement opportunities with the City of Winnipeg are coming up. There’s great chances for those who want a more accessible, walkable and bikeable city to have their say.
The following opportunities are the Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project and Moving on Marion.
Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project
The City is planning an active transportation corridor from Wolseley to Downtown. This would involve traffic calming measures, enhanced pedestrian safety features at intersections and protected bikeways in parts of Wolseley and West Broadway. You can read the City’s information on the project here and Bike Winnipeg’s recommendations here.
How to participate: Fill out the online survey, which has been extended to the evening of June 23, 2019, HERE.
Why it’s important to participate: The Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project is a great opportunity to push for YIMBY Winnipeg’s vision of a more walkable and accessible city that is less auto-centric in infrastructure. As well, there has been a coordinated campaign by opponents to fearmonger against the Walk Bike project over concerns of parking or claims cyclists have been too represented in the decision-making. Opponents of this project are even telling West Broadway residents to contact local Councillor Sherri Rollins. If you live in West Broadway or the Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry ward, consider contacting the councillor as well:
The City of Winnipeg is undertaking the “Moving on Marion” study to look at “potential cost-effective improvements to safety, transportation, access, and community development and livablity on Marion Street from Lagimodiere Boulevard to St. Mary’s Road”.
This new study comes off the heels of an old one from a few years ago. This prior study on Marion was focused, more narrowly, on improving motor vehicle traffic. It resulted in costly suggestions that would conflict with a pedestrian-friendly community.
The stretch of Marion under consideration for this study is diverse. It includes mature communities, a mixed-use corridor and industrial land (see map). Feedback to the City on how to improve this street, from a mixed-use and pedestrian friendly perspective, are definitely needed.
The City is inviting the public to attend the workshop and participate online.
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Archwood Community Club (gymnasium), 565 Guilbault St. Format: Brief presentation at 6 p.m., followed by group activities Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-986-4243
Participants can tell the City how they use the Marion Street corridor and where they’re seeing issues. Input through the online survey and mapping will be collected by the Public Service until June 30, 2019: http://ow.ly/wl6l30oW5ND