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Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study

The City of Winnipeg is currently conducting a community traffic study in Lord Roberts. The City recognizes the ongoing traffic issues in the Lord Roberts neighbourhood and is working collaboratively with the community to identify solutions. The purpose of the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study is to identify community traffic concerns, validate those concerns with real data, and develop and implement solutions to improve transportation in Lord Roberts.


Updates

September 9, 2021 - Your feedback helped determine a plan for trialing and implementing traffic solutions. A summary of feedback from Phase 3 and the appendices are now available. An administrative report will be presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works for their consideration on September 15, 2021. The report provides a progress update on the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study and outlines solutions being implemented in the next phase of the study.

If/once the proposed changes are approved, we will reach out directly to affected residents to advise of changes and plans for construction and installation.

If you would like to appear as a delegation, please contact the City Clerk's office by 4:30 p.m. on September 14.

December 14, 2020 – Thank you to all those who took the time to learn about the traffic solutions and provide feedback from November 17 to December 13. Your feedback will help to refine solutions. All those who subscribed for updates will be notified of the next steps.

November 17, 2020 - Solutions to improve traffic through the Lord Roberts neighbourhood are here! Since 2019, the project team has worked to develop solutions that address the community’s priority areas. We met with members of the Public Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee to gather initial feedback on our proposed solutions and now we want to hear from you.

Learn about our plans and provide feedback on options to tell us what you prefer.

Learn more on the Solutions tab.

Get involved on the Engage tab.

July 2020 – The project team has been working on developing solution options to address the four priority areas identified by the community and through the traffic data collected in the area. We have had several meetings with the Public Advisory Committee to discuss options and will continue to work on solution options for community input this fall.

There is an opportunity to improve existing pedestrian infrastructure within the neighbourhood this summer by completing some gaps in the sidewalk network (as part of the Pedestrian and Cycling Infrastructure priority area). Winnipeg Transit has funding available to improve accessibility and a portion of this funding will go towards building sidewalks in Lord Roberts that connect to the Southwest Transitway multi-use path.

Sidewalk connections with the Southwest Transitway multi-use path will be constructed in August at the following locations:

  • Berwick Court
  • Walker Court
  • Rathgar Avenue
Lord Roberts Traffic sidewalk connects update

Sidewalks are being constructed to fill gaps, so construction should not disrupt pedestrians. These new sidewalks will fill in missing sections of sidewalk to improve accessibility and connectivity. These sidewalks are being built this year in order to take advantage of available budget from Winnipeg Transit.

Opportunities to close additional gaps in the sidewalk network in Lord Roberts are also being explored for construction in future years.

April 2020 – The data collected in the area and public feedback told us about the highest priority traffic issues in Lord Roberts. Both the Public Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee weighed in on the draft priorities in fall 2019 to develop a list of four key priority areas that will be used to develop potential solutions. The priority areas are a result of your highest priorities.

In the next phase of the study, the technical team will work on developing options to improve traffic in each of the priority areas and will ask for your feedback to refine solutions.

July 3, 2019 - The public engagement summary from Phase 2 (Identifying Issues) is now available in the Documents tab. The technical team is currently implementing a data collection plan to measure the traffic issues in the neighbourhood identified in this phase of engagement. Later this summer, the Public Advisory Committee will have their second meeting to discuss feedback and next steps. Those who signed up for updates will be kept apprised of data collection outcomes and how to get involved in Phase 3, Developing Solutions.

May 16, 2019 - Thank you to over 30 residents who attended the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study workshop on April 29. We heard from over 400 participants online from April 15 to May 15, 2019. Your feedback on what the traffic study should accomplish and current traffic issues will help to develop a plan for collecting data on traffic in the area.

April 15, 2019 – You're invited to provide input on your experiences with traffic in the Lord Roberts neighbourhood. The feedback received by the project team will help determine what the community values most to identify possible solutions to improve transportation in the area. We want to hear from you! See the engage tab to learn more about a survey and workshop.

January 2019 – Thank you to those who applied to be on the Public Advisory Committee. Advisory Committee members have been selected and invited to their first meeting to review and revise the terms of reference and determine the PAC's goals and objectives. We are currently in the "identifying issues" phase of the project.

November 2018 – Sign up for project updates to stay up to date on the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study. Apply to be on the project advisory committee if you would like the opportunity to work collaboratively with your neighbours and the City to identify issues and solutions throughout the study. Apply before January 2, 2019. More information on the Advisory Committee tab.

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Solutions

Solutions proposed for trial/implementation

  • Trial: three solutions will be implemented on a trial basis and monitored in the next phase. One additional solution is intended to be trialed but needs additional work before this can proceed:
    • Neighbourhood greenway on Cockburn Street South between Jubilee Avenue and Kylemore Avenue.
    • Neighbourhood greenway on Walker Street between Argue Street and Osborne Street.
    • School loading zone improvements on Beresford Avenue between Daly Street and Cockburn Street South.
    • Changes to parking regulations to better manage demand on certain streets in the neighbourhood.
      • Additional engagement is required to determine the preferred on-street parking solution. The intention is to implement the preferred solution on a trial basis, pending budget availability.
  • Immediate: 20 solutions have already been implemented or will be implemented by 2023.
immediate solutions
  1. Several improvements will be made as part of the 2022/2023 Jubilee Avenue Road Renewal Project. Findings from the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study related to Jubilee Avenue have been passed onto the road renewal team. Design details for Jubilee Avenue will be shared on the road renewal website prior to construction.
  2. Pedestrian crossing improvement on Jubilee Avenue at Cockburn Street South. The signal timing plan was adjusted to provide more time to pedestrians crossing Jubilee Avenue during school-hours.
  3. Pedestrian crossing improvements on Jubilee Avenue at Daly Street. The signal timing plan was adjusted to provide more time to pedestrians crossing Jubilee Avenue during school hours. Pedestrian countdown signals will also be added to this intersection.
  4. New sidewalk on Rathgar Avenue to connect to multi-use path. The sidewalk previously ended before connecting to the multi-use path. New sidewalk has been added to improve connectivity.
  5. New sidewalk on Walker Court to connect to multi-use path. The sidewalk previously ended before connecting to the multi-use path. New sidewalk has been added to improve connectivity.
  6. New sidewalk on Berwick Court to connect to multi-use path. The sidewalk previously ended before connecting to the multi-use path. New sidewalk has been added to improve connectivity.
  7. New school crosswalk on Cockburn Street South at Rathgar Avenue. This intersection is patrolled and a new crosswalk will enhance visibility.
  8. New school crosswalk on Cockburn Street South at Beresford Avenue. This intersection is patrolled and a new crosswalk will enhance visibility.
  9. New school crosswalk on Daly at Beresford. This intersection is patrolled and a new crosswalk will enhance visibility.
  10. Extend boundaries of 30 km/h Reduced Speed School Zone on Daly Street South to better accommodate school's operations and student travel. A request will be made to Council to amend By-Law 76/2014 in order to adjust the boundaries of this school zone.
  11. Fort Rouge Yards Construction Access. A report will be submitted to Council requesting a temporary exemption to the Traffic By-law 1573/77 to allow trucks accessing Fort Rouge Yards development to use Jubilee Avenue instead of local residential streets. If approved, signs will be installed directing trucks accessing Fort Rouge Yards development to use Jubilee. The exemption will only apply to trucks associated with construction activity at the Fort Rouge Yards development.
  12. Improvements to back lane bicycle route between Arnold Avenue and Brandon Avenue. The multi-use path that extends along the Southwest Transitway passes through two back lanes in Lord Roberts. Enhanced lighting and additional signage will be provided in the lanes to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Efforts will be made to position the lighting so that the impact to residents is limited.
  13. New parking restriction to improve sightlines at pedestrian and bicycle crossing on Brandon Avenue. This change has been implemented.
  14. Pedestrian crossing improvement at Osborne Street and Glasgow Avenue. New pedestrian countdown signals have been installed.
  15. Cyclist crossing improvement at Osborne Street and Glasgow Avenue. Cyclist detection will be added to this intersection so that cyclists can actuate a change to the signal in order to cross Osborne Street.
  16. Pedestrian crossing improvement at Osborne Street and Morley Avenue. There has been a history of pedestrian collisions at this intersection. A Leading Pedestrian Interval was installed at this intersection. A Leading Pedestrian Interval provides a head start to pedestrians crossing Osborne Street, allowing them to begin crossing before any motor vehicle traffic can proceed.
  17. New warning signage at Argue Street – Lilac Avenue and Rathgar Avenue intersection to advise of horizontal curve.
  18. Lord Roberts School will promote a "walk a block" program where children who are driven are dropped off or picked up a block or more away from the school instead of at front door in order to reduce congestion.
  19. New parking restrictions at the pedestrian corridor on Osborne Street and Walker Avenue to provide adequate sightlines and comply with current best practice design guidance. This change has been implemented. New parking restrictions at pedestrian corridor on Osborne Street and Beresford Avenue to provide adequate sightlines and comply with current best practice design guidance. This change has been implemented.
  • Long-term: eight solutions were developed that will be considered in the long-term as part of other projects, subject to budget availability and City-wide priority.
long term solutions
  1. New sidewalk within the neighbourhood on streets where the sidewalk ends or is only present on one side of the street.
  2. New infrastructure to improve bike crossing of Osborne Street near Brandon Avenue, Glasgow Avenue and Togo Avenue.
  3. Safety improvements at Osborne Street and Brandon Avenue, subject to findings from ongoing safety review.
  4. Additional safety improvements at Osborne Street and Morley Avenue, subject to findings of ongoing safety review.
  5. Pedestrian crossing improvements at Osborne Street and Walker Avenue. The existing pedestrian corridor meets warrant to upgrade to a half signal.
  6. Pedestrian crossing improvements at Osborne Street and Beresford Avenue. The existing pedestrian corridor meets warrant to upgrade to a half signal.
  7. Geometric improvements to improve sightlines at the Argue Street – Lilac Street and Rathgar Avenue intersection.
  8. Neighbourhood educational/promotional campaign regarding parking setbacks at intersections. Some residents voiced concerns about motorists parking too close to intersections. An educational/promotional campaign could involve social media or neighbourhood flyers, explaining required parking setbacks at intersections. This solution was listed as an immediate solution during Phase 3 engagement, however, the cost of the program and available budget is unknown at this time. For this reason, the solution will be considered for long-term implementation.

Draft solutions presented in fall 2020

Traffic solutions in Lord Roberts are intended to address the priority areas identified by the community early in the project.

Engage

Let's work together to identify traffic issues and solutions in Lord Roberts.

Community involvement is a key component to this project. Feedback from stakeholders and area residents will help identify issues and formulate solutions to improve traffic in the Lord Roberts neighbourhood.

Phase 3 Engagement

Thank you to everyone who participated and gave us feedback on solution options. A summary of feedback and appendices are now available. Your feedback helped refine solutions.

We heard from 325 survey participants and 16 community members attended the virtual event. Your feedback will help to refine solutions to determine which proposed solutions would be the best fit for the neighbourhood. 

If you require alternate formats or have questions, please call 204-986-4243 or email lordrobertstraffic@winnipeg.ca.

Phase 2 Engagement

Thank you to those who participated in Phase 2 engagement. A summary of the feedback received is now available.

Feedback on what the traffic study should accomplish and current traffic issues helped to develop a plan for collecting data on traffic in the area. Information on the data collected and how to get involved in Phase 3, Developing Solutions, will be available in the coming months.

Engagement Plan

Phase 1 Initiation

A public advisory committee (PAC) will be developed to work with members of the community to identify traffic issues and solutions with those living and working in the community and the project team responsible for designing and implementing traffic solutions.

A technical advisory committee (TAC) will also be formed in this phase. The project team lead and public engagement lead will act as links between the advisory committees.

For more information about the PAC and to submit an application for consideration, visit the advisory committee tab.

PAC meeting 1 – The first PAC meeting will be held to discuss what will be included in the study and to determine the PAC's goals and objectives.

A public workshop and online survey will also be held to gather residents' feedback on traffic concerns and what they value most in their community.

PAC meeting 2 – Another PAC meeting will be held to discuss the key issues from the workshop and survey and discuss the highest priority traffic issues in the neighbourhood.

In this phase, the TAC will meet to discuss the plan for the engineering study and the project team will collect data on the traffic in the neighbourhood.

The technical support team will analyze potential solutions based on community priorities and budget those solutions in order to present feasible options in this phase.

PAC meeting 3 – Meet with the PAC to discuss options for trial implementation. This phase may also include gathering public feedback on recommended options.

The PAC will be included in decisions around how and what to consult the broader community on.

In this phase, we will use an online survey and virtual event receive feedback to refine plans and further develop solutions which are the best fit for the neighbourhood.

In phase 4, we will report back to the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works with a progress update and outline of solutions being implemented in the next phase of the study.

Some solutions will be implemented on a trial basis, and public feedback and data will be essential to determining if the trial solutions are working and should remain in the long term. The community will be involved in a community walking tour and an ongoing feedback survey.

The final PAC meeting will be held to review the overall study process.

The technical team will evaluate trial solutions and modify if required. Solutions identified for long term consideration passed onto planning efforts and infrastructure projects.  

A report to Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works will be submitted on the overall results of the study, noting any modifications to the trial solutions. Ongoing monitoring may occur, pending available resources.

Call 204-986-4243 or email lordrobertstraffic@winnipeg.ca if you have questions or feedback to provide.

If you would like to stay updated on City of Winnipeg public engagement events, follow the City on Facebook and Twitter or sign up for the City of Winnipeg public engagement newsletter.

Priority Areas

After a series of in-depth public engagement opportunities, technical analysis, and both technical and public advisory committee consultations, the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study has identified its four priority areas. These priorities will guide the scope of work in the next phase of the study, which is about developing solutions.

The priority areas for the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study are:

  • Pedestrian and cycling infrastructure
  • School area safety
  • On-street parking
  • Other safety improvements

The project team will look at existing City policies, guidelines, and strategies (such as the City of Winnipeg Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies, as well as existing infrastructure and planned capital projects in the area) and will assess areas that present opportunities for impactful improvements, then present potential solutions to the public for feedback.

Preferred solutions will be prioritized and implemented, subject to approvals and budget availability. Solutions that cannot be implemented as part of this study will be forwarded on for consideration in broader City initiatives, such as the Transportation Master Plan, or as part of future road renewals.

Pedestrian and Cycling Infrastructure

Improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure within Lord Roberts and at key connections into and out of the neighbourhood is a community priority.

During Phase 1 public engagement we heard that pedestrian and cyclist safety should be the top priority of the study.

In the next phase, we will explore opportunities to improve pedestrian and cycling such as:

  • Implementing new neighbourhood greenways, where cyclists and motorists share the road on a traffic-calmed street.
    • The Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies, as well as speed data and traffic volume data collected as part of this study, suggest that neighbourhood greenways may be an appropriate treatment for some streets in Lord Roberts.
  • Improving pedestrian and cycling connections across Osborne Street and Jubilee Avenue to identify required upgrades at existing traffic signals and pedestrian corridors, as well as any new crossings warranted to provide improved access to adjacent neighbourhoods and bicycle routes.
  • Improving existing pedestrian infrastructure within the neighbourhood by completing gaps in the sidewalk network.
    • Site visits identified streets with missing sections of sidewalk, which create accessibility and connectivity concerns.
  • Improving existing cycling infrastructure within the neighbourhood, by focusing on the multiuse path that parallels the Southwest Transitway and how it connects to the neighbourhood.
    • The public considers this multi-use path a positive aspect of the neighbourhood, but has some safety concerns with how the multi-use path connects at some intersections and lanes in Lord Roberts.

Some concerns raised during public engagement are considered outside the scope of this study, for example: facilitating a new active transportation crossing across the CN railway adjacent to Pembina Highway. These types of suggestions will be forwarded on for consideration in the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies and the Transportation Master Plan.

School Area Safety

Improving safety around the Lord Roberts School is a community priority.

During Phase 1 public engagement we heard from residents, parents, staff at the Lord Roberts Community Centre, and the administration of Lord Roberts School about traffic congestion concerns during pick up and drop off times, and safety concerns for children who walk and bike to school.

In the next phase of the study, opportunities to improve school area safety will be explored, such as:

  • Traffic improvements during pick-up and drop-off times to help ease congestion and ensure students can load and unload safely.
  • Implementing new school crosswalks where warranted, to help raise the visibility of students and patrols.
  • Assessing whether traffic calming measures are warranted on Cockburn Street South and within the Reduced Speed School Zone to further reduce vehicle speeds.
  • Reviewing the boundaries of the existing Reduced Speed School Zones to determine if the current limits are appropriate for the school’s operations.

On-Street Parking

Improving on-street parking is a community priority.

During Phase 1 public engagement we heard that the availability of on-street parking is a concern in the community. Parking concerns were concentrated in the northeast section of the neighbourhood, on local streets adjacent to Osborne Street, and near the Southwest Transit Way Jubilee Station.

In the next phase of the study, opportunities to improve on-street parking will be explored, such as:

  • Expanding time limited parking regulations on some streets.
    • Parking data shows that streets with time-limited parking regulations have higher turnover and lower utilization throughout the day. Time-limited parking may be a feasible alternative for additional streets in Lord Roberts.
  • Piloting different types of residential parking permits through collaboration with the Winnipeg Parking Authority.
    • The current Residential Parking Permit program applies to streets with time limited parking only. Section 63.1(1) of the Winnipeg Parking By-law No. 113/2017 allows Council to institute pilot projects of less than one year related to parking offences and fines.
  • Additional measures to reinforce appropriate parking setbacks at intersections, as vehicles parked too close to intersections can create sightline and safety concerns.
  • Additional consultation to better understand parking needs, including the needs of residents, businesses, and Winnipeg Transit.

Other Safety Improvements

Improving safety for all road users is a community priority. Safety is a theme in all of the priority areas. This additional area captures some safety topics that didn’t quite fit within the other priorities.

During Phase 1 public engagement we heard that improving safety is the most important goal of the study. Safety concerns were concentrated along Osborne Street, particularly at the intersection with Morley Avenue.

Opportunities for other safety improvements will be explored, such as:

  • Safety reviews at intersections where data indicates there is a potential for improvement. Solutions to improve safety may include changing geometry, signal timing, or signage.
  • Improving how heavy vehicle construction traffic is managed on residential streets.
    • The public expressed safety concerns associated with heavy vehicles using residential streets to access local construction sites. Although heavy vehicle traffic is a reality when construction is occurring, opportunities to better manage this traffic will be explored in consultation with the public.

Some items raised during public engagement are considered outside the scope of this study, such as modifying transit routes. Feedback from the public regarding transit routing and operations has been passed onto Winnipeg Transit for consideration in the Winnipeg Transit Master Plan.

Timeline

Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study timeline

Timeline

Background

On June 15, 2018, the South Osborne Residents Group (SORG) submitted a request in writing to the City of Winnipeg Transportation Division for a Lord Roberts neighbourhood traffic plan. Some of the traffic concerns shared by the SORG in Lord Roberts included:

  • Increased traffic volumes from new developments in the area
  • On-street parking utilization and availability
  • Cut-through traffic
  • Transit operations
  • Speed

The Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study will trial an approach to community traffic management that is collaborative, evidenced-based, and informed by best practices and technical standards. Lessons learned from the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study approach will be carried forward to future studies and used to inform an update to the City’s community traffic management process.

The purpose of the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study is to identify community traffic concerns, validate those concerns with real data, and develop and implement solutions to improve transportation in Lord Roberts.

  • The study is a collaborative effort between community members, the City of Winnipeg, and other stakeholders identified throughout the process.
  • Traffic concerns and solutions are identified through public engagement and substantiated with data collection and transportation engineering studies.
  • The study considers traffic concerns of all road users.
  • Traffic calming measures may be installed temporarily and monitored and evaluated prior to permanent installations.
  • Public engagement, data collection, analysis, and implementation of traffic calming measures are implemented within available budgetary resources.
  • The study focuses on non-regional streets within the Lord Roberts neighbourhood boundary. Issues on regional streets within the neighbourhood boundary that contribute to concerns on the non-regional streets may be identified through the study, however, improvements to the regional street network may need to be addressed through separate initiatives.

Documents

Document Name Date Type
Postcard Phase 1 2018-11-27 Community invitation
Public Advisory Committee draft terms of reference 2018-11-27 Terms of reference
Poster Phase 2 2019-04-15 Advertisement
Canstar ad Phase 2 2019-04-15 Advertisement
Postcard Phase 2 2019-04-15 Advertisement
News release Phase 2 2019-04-15 News release
Public Advisory Committee updated terms of reference 2019-04-15 Terms of reference
Phase 2 public engagement summary appendices 2019-07-03 Report
Phase 2 public engagement summary 2019-07-03 Report
Priority areas for developing potential solutions 2020-04-15 Report
Draft Priority Areas and Feedback 2020-04-15 Report
PAC meeting #3 notes 2020-04-15 Notes
PAC meeting #2 notes 2020-04-15 Notes
PAC meeting #1 notes 2020-04-15 Notes
Technical Summary Report 2020-04-15 Report
Phase 3 postcard 2020-11-17 Postcard
Solutions Map 2020-11-17 Map
PAC meeting #5 notes 2020-11-17 Notes
PAC meeting #4 notes 2020-11-17 Notes
Virtual event presentation 2020-11-17 Presentation
Phase 3 public engagement summary 2021-09-09 Report
Phase 3 public engagement summary appendices 2021-09-09 Report
PAC Meeting #6 notes 2020-11-17 Postcard

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why is the City conducting a community traffic study in Lord Roberts?

The City is aware of ongoing transportation issues in the Lord Roberts neighbourhood and is working collaboratively with the community to identify solutions.

Lord Roberts community members have already identified areas of concern, so why are you studying them further?

The Lord Roberts neighbourhood has undergone changes in the past decade and we want to bring the community together to identify issues and explore all different types of solutions. This collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach will allow for the best solutions to come forward for implementation. The study is informed by resident feedback and technical data and evaluation. Priority areas have been identified as those issues where the technical evaluation and resident perspectives converge.

What is the study focused on? Will regional streets be considered as part of the study?

The study focuses on non-Regional streets within the Lord Roberts neighbourhood boundary. Osborne Street and Jubilee Avenue are not included in the scope of this study. Issues on Regional streets within the neighbourhood boundary that contribute to concerns on the non-Regional streets may be identified through the study; however, improvements to the Regional street network may need to be addressed through separate initiatives.
Jubilee Avenue is scheduled for a 2022/2023 road renewal project. Findings from the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study related to Jubilee Avenue have been passed onto the road renewal team. Design details for Jubilee Avenue will be shared on the road renewal website prior to construction.

How much will the study cost?

The Class 4 cost estimate for most trial and immediate solutions is estimated as $139,900.

The above cost estimate does not include funding required for the following solutions:

  • Solutions identified for implementation in the long term.
  • Improvements made as part of the 2022/2023 Jubilee Avenue Road Renewal Project.
    • Findings from the Lord Roberts Community Traffic Study related to Jubilee Avenue have been passed onto the road renewal team for consideration, and would be funded by the road renewal project budget.
  • Fort Rouge Yards Construction Access. A report will be submitted to Council requesting a temporary exemption to the Traffic By-law 1573/77 to allow trucks accessing Fort Rouge Yards development to use Jubilee Avenue instead of local residential streets.
    • If approved, signs will be installed directing trucks accessing Fort Rouge Yards development to use Jubilee. The exemption will only apply to trucks associated with construction activity at the Fort Rouge Yards development. Cost and funding sources will be identified in the report to Council.
  • Changes to parking regulations to address on-street parking concerns in areas of Lord Roberts that have high parking utilization.
    • Additional engagement is required to determine how to proceed. Costs will be determined for the preferred solution following additional engagement. While the intention is to trial whatever is determined to be the preferred solution in the short term, this solution would be considered in the long-term if costs exceed available funding. Funding sources may include the Traffic Engineering Improvement Program, Traffic Services’ existing operating budget, and existing budgets available through the Winnipeg Parking Authority.
When will implementation of solutions occur?

Quick-win solutions began being implemented in 2020 and will continue to be implemented through to 2023. A report will be presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works in 2021, outlining all solutions proceeding and planned as a result of this study. The timeline to implement solutions in the next phase extends to 2023 as some solutions identified as part of the Lord Roberts study are being considered by the project team responsibility for the road renewal project on Jubilee Avenue, which is scheduled for 2022-2023. Higher cost solutions are also being considered in the long term, as part of other infrastructure projects and subject to City-wide priority and budget availability..

Will pedestrians and cyclist issues be included as part of the study?

Improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure within Lord Roberts and at key connections into and out of the neighbourhood is a community priority.

During Phase 1 public engagement we heard that pedestrian and cyclist safety should be the top priority of the study. Several improvements have been identified for this priority area.

Will Transit issues be included as part of the study?

Transit experts are part of the technical advisory committee and traffic issues related to transit will be considered as part of this study. Transit concerns that fall outside the scope of this study will be passed onto Winnipeg Transit. Re-routing existing transit routes is considered outside the scope of this study.

Will parking issues be included as part of the study?

Parking experts are part of the technical advisory committee and traffic issues related to parking will be considered as part of this study. Parking concerns that fall outside the scope of this study will be passed onto the Winnipeg Parking Authority.

Improving on-street parking is a community priority.

During Phase 1 public engagement, we heard that the availability of on-street parking is a concern in the community. Parking concerns were concentrated in the northeast section of the neighbourhood, on local streets adjacent to Osborne Street, and near the Southwest Transit Way Jubilee Station. Several options to improve parking are being presented for feedback in Phase 3 engagement.

How do I get involved?

Visit the Engage tab to learn more.

When will community traffic studies be conducted in other neighbourhoods?

Lessons learned from the Lord Roberts study approach will be carried forward to future studies and will be used to inform an update to the City’s current community traffic management practices. Following the update and lessons learned, community traffic studies in other neighbourhoods will be explored.

Maps

Lord Roberts Community Study area map

Project Advisory Committees

Project Advisory Committees

In the summer of 2020, both the PAC and the TAC provided feedback on the solutions that are proposed to go forward to Phase 4 – Implement and Monitor.

In the fall of 2019, both the PAC and TAC provided feedback on the draft priority areas developed from public feedback and data collected.

See priority areas for developing potential solutions

See responses to draft priority areas

Public Advisory Committee (PAC)

Public Advisory Committee Members

Name Representing
Melanie Jichuk Resident
Glenn Friesen Resident
Jennifer Larsen Resident
Ryan Segal Resident
Janis Urniezius Local Business
Bill Crossman Local Business
Leslie MacGillivray Lord Roberts Community School
Anne Lindsey Lord Roberts Community Centre
Maria Swanson Fort Rouge Leisure Centre
Bev Pike South Osborne Residents Group
Amanda Younka Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

PAC Meeting 6 – during the sixth PAC meeting, we discussed the solutions that are going forward for Standing Policy Committee consideration. See meeting notes

PAC Meeting 5 – during the fifth PAC meeting, we discussed solutions options for the pedestrian and cycling infrastructure and on-street parking priority areas. See meeting notes

PAC Meeting 4 – during the fourth PAC meeting, we discussed solutions options for the school area safety and other safety improvements priority areas. See meeting notes

PAC Meeting 3 – during the third PAC meeting, those who were not available for PAC meeting 2 attended the first hour to receive the overview of data collected. All PAC members were invited to attend the second hour for the priority areas discussion. See meeting notes

PAC Meeting 2 – during the second PAC meeting, the PAC received an overview of the feedback collected from the community and the data collected through the data collection plan. The PAC also reviewed the draft priority areas. Due to time constraints, the group agreed to send feedback over email and the City planned to schedule another PAC meeting to allow further discussion on priorities. See meeting notes

PAC Meeting 1 – during the first PAC meeting, the PAC received an overview of the study plan, discussed how the PAC would function, advised on next steps and promotion, and revised the draft Terms of Reference. See the revised terms of reference See meeting notes

The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) represents a diversity of views in the Lord Roberts Community. The PAC will consist of:

  • Up to 5 community members (chosen at random) and
  • Up to 7 stakeholder representatives
    • 1 representing the South Osborne Residents Group (SORG)
    • 2 representing local businesses
    • 1 representing a school in the community, and
    • 1 representing a community centre, and
    • Up to 2 from other stakeholder groups in the area.

The draft terms of reference for the PAC can be found here: Terms of Reference
The draft terms of reference will be finalized by the PAC once the group is formed.

Are you interested in joining the PAC? Email lordrobertstraffic@winnipeg.ca to let us know.
All those interested in joining the PAC are asked to email lordrobertstraffic@winnipeg.ca and provide your name, email address, address, reason for interest in joining the PAC, and connection to the neighbourhood.

Those interested in applying to be on the PAC must provide their information before January 2, 2019.
After the application deadline, PAC members will be chosen and contacted with details of the first meeting.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

The following civic departments and branches are part of the Technical Advisory Committee:

  • Planning, Property & Development
  • Public Works, including:
    • Transportation Facilities Planning
    • Active Transportation
    • Traffic Assessment
    • Transportation Systems Planning
    • Traffic Management
    • Streets Maintenance
  • Winnipeg Transit
  • Winnipeg Parking Authority
  • Winnipeg Police Services

Last update: September 14, 2021
Contact the Public Works Department
General Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
1155 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P1

Phone, Fax, Email: 311

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