Open Streets (Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes)

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Introduction

What has your experience been with the City’s Open Streets (Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes)?

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 in effect seven days a week, limiting motor vehicle traffic to one block on these routes between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes are referred to as Open Streets. City Council has approved the use of Open Streets until September 7, 2020.

The City is currently collecting data and public input to help inform

Introduction

What has your experience been with the City’s Open Streets (Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes)?

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 in effect seven days a week, limiting motor vehicle traffic to one block on these routes between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes are referred to as Open Streets. City Council has approved the use of Open Streets until September 7, 2020.

The City is currently collecting data and public input to help inform recommendations on the potential implementation of Open Streets in the future for Council’s consideration.

The City recognizes that these routes are not experienced the same way by all users. 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.

Take the survey now.


Background


2020 Open Streets:

  1. Lyndale Drive – Cromwell Street to Gauvin Street
  2. Scotia Street – Anderson Avenue (at St. Cross Street) to Armstrong Avenue
  3. Wellington Crescent – Academy Road (at Wellington Crescent) to Guelph Street
  4. Wolseley Avenue – Raglan Road to Maryland Street
  5. Churchill Drive – Hay Street to Jubilee Avenue
  6. Egerton Road – Bank Avenue to Morier Avenue
  7. Kildonan Drive – Helmsdale Avenue to Rossmere Crescent & Larchdale Crescent to Irving Place
  8. Kilkenny Drive – Burgess Avenue to Patricia Avenue and Kings Drive
  9. Rover Avenue - Hallet Street to Stephens Street
  10. Vialoux Drive – Alcrest Drive to Wexford Street – open as of July 31, 2020



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    Why were these locations chosen?

    2 months ago

    Open Streets are typically Priority 3 residential streets, with few cross streets for safety purposes, that are known to be frequently used by pedestrians and cyclists for recreational purposes. The selected streets have convenient alternative routes for motorists, and were also chosen based on feedback from some City Councillors.

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    What routes are you considering as part of this review, and will they be open to pedestrians and cyclists during designated hours throughout the year?

    2 months ago

    We are asking for your feedback as we evaluate options for the future of the current 10 Open Street locations. The City is currently collecting data and public input to help inform recommendations on the potential implementation of Open Streets in the future for Council’s consideration. 

    Information gathered will help determine the potential locations and the times in which the Open Streets may be implemented. The potential future scheduling of Open Streets is not yet defined.  

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    How are decisions/recommendations going to be made?

    2 months ago

    The City is currently collecting data and public input to help inform recommendations on the potential implementation of Open Streets in the future for Council’s consideration.

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    How can I get involved?

    2 months ago

    The City recognizes that the Open Streets are not experienced the same way by all users. 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.


    Complete the survey now [link to survey], available until September 7, 2020.

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    Are you planning any safety improvements for the routes if they are going to be more permanent?

    2 months ago

    If these routes were to become more permanent, additional safety and beautification enhancements may be considered (planters, more attractive barriers, etc.).

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    Should the Open Routes be implemented in the future, will there be impacts to parking?

    2 months ago

    Minor impacts to parking may be required to accommodate Open Streets.

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    How much will it cost to implement Open Streets going forward?

    2 months ago

    The future costs associated with implementing Open Streets in the future is unknown at this time. However, current costs to implement Open Streets are much lower compared to constructing and maintaining protected bike lanes.

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    Where are the Open Streets located?

    2 months ago

    The following is a list of the Open Streets:

    1. Lyndale Drive – Cromwell Street to Gauvin Street 
    2. Scotia Street – Anderson Avenue (at St. Cross Street) to Armstrong Avenue 
    3. Wellington Crescent – Academy Road (at Wellington Crescent) to Guelph Street 
    4. Wolseley Avenue – Raglan Road to Maryland Street 
    5. Churchill Drive – Hay Street to Jubilee Avenue 
    6. Egerton Road – Bank Avenue to Morier Avenue 
    7. Kildonan Drive – Helmsdale Avenue to Rossmere Crescent & Larchdale Crescent to Irving Place 
    8. Kilkenny Drive – Burgess Avenue to Patricia Avenue and Kings Drive 
    9. Rover Avenue - Hallet Street to Stephens Street
    10. Vialoux Drive – Alcrest Drive to Wexford Street – open as of August 31, 2020
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    What is the difference between an Open Street and a Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Route?

    2 months ago

    Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes are implemented annually at four locations throughout Winnipeg. Sunday/holiday Bicycle Routes limit 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 in effect seven days a week, limiting  motor vehicle traffic to one block on these routes between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Enhanced Sunday/Holiday Bicycle Routes are referred to as Open Streets.

    City Council has approved the use of Open Streets until September 7, 2020.