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Public Works

Accessibility Walk Bike Projects

Improving and expanding the network

The City builds on the pedestrian and cycling network in conjunction with road renewal and other major projects. The City also dedicates funds annually to improve, upgrade and expand upon the pedestrian and cycling network. The City of Winnipeg’s Public Works Department recommends an annual list of projects in the Pedestrian and Cycling Action Plan. Adoption of annual projects requires approval from the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works before going to all Council for final approval in the Pedestrian and Cycling Program of the Capital Budget.

Improving and expanding the cycling network usually requires a reconfiguration of the existing streets to accommodate new or improved facilities with the objective of providing opportunity for all ages and abilities to feel safe and comfortable cycling. The process generally involves a study of the existing street use, including a parking analysis, traffic analysis of vehicles, pedestrians and bikes, utilities, lighting, trees, and public input. The next stage is to develop design alternatives, which are presented to the public and stakeholders for feedback. Once we have completed the study and design, the City identifies the funding mechanism so the plan can be delivered through construction.

Current Projects

Adjustable Bike Lane Curbs

A nine-month technical trial of adjustable bike lane curbs are being installed on existing bike lanes.

Wolseley to West Alexander Corridor
Study, Design

This project will look at options to encourage walking and cycling for people of all ages and abilities through the creation of a neighbourhood greenway along Ruby Street and Banning Street to link the Wolseley and West Alexander neighbourhoods.

East Fort Garry Walk Bike Project

Looking at recommendations to improve the livability, safety, and walkability of the neighbourhood by identifying priorities for future improvements to the pedestrian and cycling network.

Osborne to Downtown Walk Bike Bridge and Connections
Study, Design

A preliminary design for a new pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Assiniboine River will be developed to connect Osborne Village to Downtown via McFadyen Park on the north side of the river and Fort Rouge Park on the south side of the river.

Chevrier Buffered Bike Lanes
Study, Design, Construction

Buffered bike lanes will be constructed on Chevrier Boulevard from Waverley Street to Pembina Highway and a multi-use path on the east side of Waverley Street from Chevrier Boulevard to McGillivray Boulevard.

West Alexander Pedestrian and Cycling Corridor
Study, Design, Construction

In September 2015, the City of Winnipeg initiated a public engagement process to receive input on the West Alexander Pedestrian and Cycling Corridor Study.

Downtown Bike Lane System

Construction of a new, two-way protected bike lane along Garry Street with connections to the Exchange District on Notre Dame Avenue, Princess Street, and Arthur Street is underway and is expected to be complete in 2019.


An off-street pathway will be built along Keewatin Street from Burrows Avenue to Inkster Boulevard.

Study and Design

Continuing the east/west pedestrian and cycling connection to the Exchange District and Downtown.

River Road to Rivergate Drive Connection
Study and Design

A design is being prepared for a new walking and cycling path that will run along the bank of the Red River from River Road to Rivergate Drive.

Pembina Highway buffered bicycle lane

The City is rehabilitating Pembina Hwy travel lanes and sidewalks, and adding buffered bike lanes between Arbuthnot St (south of Grant Ave) and Osborne St. Portions of Corydon Ave and McMillan Ave are also included.

Study, Design, Construction

A preliminary design study, completed in 2017, developed a design for the bridge and road rehabilitation, as well as improvements to the active transportation network in the study area. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2018.

Chief Peguis Trail Extension West
Study, Design, Construction

The Chief Peguis Greenway Extension Project will close a gap within the pedestrian and cycling network from Henderson Hwy to Main St.

North East Pioneers Greenway Connection to Archibald Street

This project will connect the North East Pioneer Greenway to Archibald Street.

Waverley Underpass Project

This project includes enhancements to the pedestrian and cycling network within the project area.

St. Matthews Avenue Protected Bike Lanes

Road renewal on St. Matthews Avenue between Ferry Road and Century Road includes the construction of a buffered bike lane on the eastbound route and a protected bike lane on the westbound route.

Southwest Transitway
Design, Construction

Active Transportation plays an important part in the success of Rapid Transit.

Transcona Trail Extension

The City is extending the Transcona Trail from Regent Avenue West to Panet Road.

Chief Peguis Trail Extension West
Study, Design

This project will include pedestrian and cycling infrastructure along the route and connections to community destinations.

A Better Bridge for Arlington
Study and Design

A new bridge is being designed that continues to connect our communities while also meeting modern accessibility standards, providing new and improved active transportation options and better accommodating traffic.

Empress Street and Overpass Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Study
Study, Design, construction

The City of Winnipeg is conducting a study and preliminary design for complete roadway and overpass improvements on these streets, while also taking an opportunity to create new and improve existing cycling and pedestrian facilities in the study area.

Bishop Grandin Walk Bike Bridge Over Pembina Highway

This project will improve the path connection under and to the Harry Lazarenko (Redwood) Bridge.

Plessis Road and Kildare Avenue Intersection Upgrade and the Twinning of Transcona Boulevard

As part of this project, improvements include a separated pedestrian and cycling path on the north side of Transcona Boulevard connecting to the Transcona Trail.

Yellow Ribbon Greenway Extension to St. Matthews Avenue
Study, Design, Construction

The Yellow Ribbon Greenway Extension project closes the gap in the active transportation network between the Yellow Ribbon Greenway and the St. Matthews Avenue cycling corridor.

Completed Projects

Last update: January 26, 2017