Downtown Bike Lane System and Street Improvements
Connecting the Forks to the Exchange District
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.
The project includes street pavement rehabilitations and resurfacing on Garry Street between Assiniboine Avenue and Portage Avenue. New tree plantings, increased bike parking and site amenities throughout the project area will be included. When complete, the new protected bike lane will provide a safe link from the Assiniboine Avenue cycle track to the Exchange District. The two-way bike lane will be physically separated from vehicle traffic, enhancing safety and comfort for all users.
Reconstruction and streetscaping was completed in 2018 on Donald Street between Portage Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue, Garry Street between Portage Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue, Notre Dame Avenue between Portage Avenue and Princess Street, as well as the resurfacing of Princess Street between Notre Dame Avenue and William Avenue.
Construction was also completed in 2018 along McDermot and Bannatyne Avenues as part of the West Alexander to East Exchange Corridor project.
Construction will soon begin on the Garry Street Renewal portion of the Downtown Bike Lanes System. You can sign up to receive weekly construction updates by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project will include a full renewal of Garry Street between Portage and Assiniboine Avenues, as well as the addition of a bike lane and streetscaping such as new sidewalks, added trees and new lighting features.
One lane of traffic will be maintained throughout construction, with additional lanes maintained where possible.
One sidewalk will remain open throughout and access to all businesses will be maintained. Parking on the street will be prohibited in construction zones as needed. Loading zones will be maintained where possible.
Accommodation for cyclists will be made during construction to assure their safe passage through the construction zones.
Phase 2 construction will resume in early May. Work includes Garry Street from Portage Avenue to Assiniboine Avenue. Work on Garry Street will include; removal of the existing asphalt overlay and placement of new asphalt overlay; pavement joint and slab repairs as required; construction of a new protected bi-directional bike lane on the east side of the street; curb and sidewalk renewals; and, installation of new streetscaping elements (pedestrian lighting, bike racks, sitting benches and trees). Phase 2 will also include completing minor work remaining from Phase 1 including landscaping, streetscaping and ornamental lighting. View the construction notice.
Construction of the Downtown Bike Lane System and Street Improvements project will resume in mid-May. The project will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 construction is anticipated to take place during the 2018 construction season, with phase 2 taking place during the 2019 construction season. For more details, please see the April construction notice.
Construction of the Downtown Bike Lane System and Street Improvements project will start up again this spring. The project will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 construction is anticipated to take place during the 2018 construction season, with phase 2 taking place during the 2019 construction season. For more details, please see the February construction notice.
Construction notices related to work in the project area will be posted here prior to construction. If you have questions about road renewals or want to receive construction notices via email please contact Debbie Hillman at AECOM Canada 204-928-7445 or Debbie.email@example.com.
Downtown infrastructure improvements, including construction of a new downtown protected bike lane, are beginning this summer. For more information, please see the June construction notice.
Starting in June 2017, a five month project to replace the aging water mains in the downtown area is underway. For more information and for a list of specific sites that are being renewed, please see the following construction notices:
The chosen design for the new downtown bike lane is the product of a multi-stage public engagement process that took place in 2015 and 2016. Included in the project are new security bollards for the Winnipeg Police Service Headquarters. An earlier phase of the downtown bike lanes project—a new bike crossing on Main Street to create a cycling link from Assiniboine Avenue to The Forks—was constructed in 2016.
The Downtown Bike Lane System reflects the long-term policy framework set out in Winnipeg's Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies, which were approved by Council in 2015. These strategies serve as a roadmap for civic investments into infrastructure and active transportation support programs in order to make walking and cycling safer, more convenient, accessible, and attractive to citizens.
Improving the range of travel options available to Winnipeggers, including options that promote active transportation and healthy living, was a key goal of the 2011 Transportation Master Plan.
Work completed to date (April 2019) includes:
- Albert Street watermain renewal - McDermot Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue
- Notre Dame Avenue reconstruction, protected bike lanes and streetscaping - Portage Avenue to Princess Street
- Remainder of Donald Street reconstruction between Portage Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue
- Garry Street reconstruction, protected bike lanes and streetscaping - Portage Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue
- Princess Street resurfacing - William Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue
- Notre Dame Avenue protected bike lane - Princess Street to Adelaide Street
- Arthur Street painted bike lane - Notre Dame Avenue to McDermot Avenue
- Construction in McDermot and Bannatyne intersections from Waterfront Drive to Furby Street as part of the West Alexander to East Exchange corridor project.
- Watermain renewal:
- Donald Street - Portage Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue COMPLETE
- Princess Street - Notre Dame Avenue to William Avenue COMPLETE
- Arthur Street - McDermot Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue COMPLETE
- Smith Street - Ellice Avenue to Notre Dame Avenue COMPLETE
- Garry Street - Portage Avenue to Graham Avenue COMPLETE
- Garry Street - Broadway to Assiniboine Avenue COMPLETE
- Broadway - Smith Street to Garry Street COMPLETE
- Pioneer Avenue near Main Street COMPLETE
Three phases of public engagement began in September 2015 and preceded selection of the final project design. View materials and reports from the engagement process.