Do You Like Closing Streets for Bike & Walking Paths?


(Photo Credit - CBC Manitoba)


Winnipeg City Councillor Kevin Klein serving Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood


How do you feel about the residential streets that the City of Winnipeg closed beginning in May of this year to be utilized as Active Transportation Routes?


As the Public Service evaluates options for the potential future implementation of Open Streets (Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes). You have an opportunity to voice your opinion, and you should take advantage of that.


Currently, the City of Winnipeg Traffic By-Law defines a Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Route as limiting motor vehicle traffic to one block from the Sunday before Victoria Day (May long weekend) to Thanksgiving weekend from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.


This year, in an effort to assist with social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City enhanced its four annual Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes to 10 routes, limiting motor vehicle traffic to one block on these routes between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week. These Open Streets are in effect until at least September 7, 2020.


As part of our evaluation, we are interested in hearing from residents that live along Open Streets, residents that live on adjacent streets, and those who use the routes to better understand their experience to help inform recommendations for City Council’s consideration.


Residents are asked to provide feedback by completing an online survey, available until September 7.


For more information about Open Streets, about the review, and to access the survey, please see:

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