April 13, 2021
The Open Streets pilot program of last year has allowed us the opportunity to reimagine Wellington Crescent that addresses existing issues of safety, vehicle speed and increasing amount of traffic use.
I have heard from many of you and do keep the feedback coming.
This coming Thursday April 16, 2021 a report will be heard at Standing Policy Committee Infrastructure and Public Works, that for the Summer of 2021 the Sunday/holiday bicycle route be recommended to be daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. from May 3, 2021 to November 5, 2021.
The motion also moves to lobby the Provincial Government to change the MB Highway Traffic Act to permit pedestrians on streets where a sidewalk is present. It was discovered after last year’s Open Streets pilot that walking on the street with adjoining sidewalks was determined to be against the Highway Traffic Act.
What do you think of extending Sunday /Holiday bicycle route to November 5, seven days a week and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.?
Do let us know, and feel free to share the information. E-mail me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-986-5236.
The full report of Item 9 of the SPC IRPW, April 16, 2021 can be found at…
Item No. 9 Extending the Sunday / Holiday Bicycle Route
1. That the Traffic By-Law No. 1573/77 be amended (Appendix C - draft amending by-law) to include the streets set out in this report as Sunday/holiday bicycle routes and to provide that the restrictions on motor vehicle traffic on those streets will be in place daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. from May 3, 2021 to November 5, 2021.
2. That the Public Service be directed to, concurrent to the pilot program and prior to further discussions on permanent implementation, liaise with the Province to investigate an amendment to the Highway Traffic Act to enact By-laws that permits pedestrians to walk on the roadway when a sidewalk is present
City Councillor, River Heights/Fort Garry Ward
Deputy Mayor of Winnipeg
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