Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes

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2021 Information

The City is collecting email addresses of those who live along the new Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes to assist us in any future feedback collection. If you are willing to be contacted, please fill in the form located at the top right corner (under the heading “Stay informed”).

On April 29, 2021, City Council approved for 13 new Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes and expanded operating hours for both the new streets and the City’s four existing Sunday/holiday bike routes.

These routes are collectively being called the 2021 Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program.

City crews will begin implementing the program on

2021 Information

The City is collecting email addresses of those who live along the new Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes to assist us in any future feedback collection. If you are willing to be contacted, please fill in the form located at the top right corner (under the heading “Stay informed”).

On April 29, 2021, City Council approved for 13 new Sunday/Holiday Bike Routes and expanded operating hours for both the new streets and the City’s four existing Sunday/holiday bike routes.

These routes are collectively being called the 2021 Enhanced Summer Bike Route Program.

City crews will begin implementing the program on Monday, May 3, 2021 and will open one route at a time as quickly as possible. We anticipate all routes will be open by mid-May (with the exception of Youville Street which will be delayed by reconstruction on Des Meurons Street).

The list below will be updated as routes open.

  • Lyndale Drive – Cromwell St to Gauvin St - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wellington Cres – Academy Rd to Guelph St - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wolseley Ave – Raglan Rd to Maryland St - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Churchill Drive between Hay Street and Jubilee Avenue - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Egerton Road between Bank Avenue and Morier Avenue - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Kildonan Drive between Helmsdale Avenue and Irving Place - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Kilkenny Drive between Burgess Avenue and Kings Drive / Kings Drive between Kilkenny Drive and Patricia Avenue - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Alexander Avenue – Arlington Street to Princess Street - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Ravelston Avenue – Wayoata to Brewster Street - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Linwood Street – Portage Avenue to Silver Avenue - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Harbison Avenue West – Henderson Highway to eastern terminus - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Rose Lake Court surrounding Rose Lake Green - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Youville Street – Eugenie Street to Haig Avenue (after the reconstruction of Des Meurons Street expected to be completed by Fall 2021 ) - Now open 7 days/ week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Rover Avenue between Hallet Street and Stephens Street - Now open weekends and holidays 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Scotia Street – Armstrong Ave to Anderson Ave - Now open weekends and holidays 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Assiniboine Avenue – Parkside Drive to Ferry Road - Now open weekends and holidays 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wellington Avenue – Maryland Street to Strathcona Street - Now open weekends and holidays 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A few notes on the 2021 program:

  • Once the routes are operational, motor vehicle traffic on the streets will be limited to one block (with the exception of Lyndale Drive between Lawndale Avenue and Highfield Street, where residents of the bays are allowed to use the route to access their properties).
  • These routes are to be used solely by cyclists. In accordance with the Highway Traffic Act, pedestrians are not permitted on the roadway when a reasonably passable sidewalk is present.
  • Routes are not “open” to cyclists until the City has installed proper signage and barricades. Until these are in place, cyclists and motorists should continue to share the road under normal operational conditions.

2020 Information

Introduction

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

The City collected 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 were not experienced the same way by all users. We reached out to hear from residents that live along Open Streets, residents that live on adjacent streets, and those who use the routes to better understand their experience.

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?

    about 1 year 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?

    about 1 year 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?

    about 1 year 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?

    about 1 year 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?

    about 1 year 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?

    about 1 year 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?

    about 1 year 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?

    about 1 year 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?

    about 1 year 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.

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