City of Winnipeg expands temporary routes
Today the city announced designation of Churchill Drive (Hay Street to Jubilee Avenue) as one of 5 city designated routes. The route is temporary and will run from May 5 until Friday, May 29, 2020
I had previously written about consulting with residents considering additional AT routes earlier this week. Like at other times during this pandemic, decisions by the city have sometimes been made in real time and without much notice.
In an effort to assist with social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is further extended its annual bicycle and active transportation route schedule. Expanding the temporary routes including 5 new routes:
Assiniboine Avenue - Bedson Street to Westwood Drive
Churchill Drive - Hay Street to Jubilee Avenue
Egerton Road - Bank Avenue to Morier Avenue
Kildonan Drive - Helmsdale Avenue to Rossmere Crescent & Larchdale Crescent to Irving Place
Kilkenny Drive - Burgess Avenue to Patricia Avenue and Kings Drive
Important to remember:
- These designated routes limit motor vehicle traffic to one block throughout the designated area. The routes will be in place daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The City will re-evaluate at the end of May to determine if the designations need to be extended.
- Signs are posted on all approach roadways as notification that motorists are entering a bicycle/active transportation route. Signs are also posted at the end of the routes advising motorists that they are leaving the bicycle/active transportation route.
- It is important to note that these roads are not closed. Cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use caution and continue to follow the rules of the road.