Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project

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The Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project began in 2018. It set out to improve east-west travel through three sections of the neighbourhood:

  1. Wolseley Avenue and Westminster Avenue
  2. Balmoral Street
  3. Granite Way

Over the course of a few years, we developed, refined, and sought public feedback on a series of designs. In 2019, we presented what we thought was a final design for the neighbourhood as a whole. We learned what we proposed for the eastern section of the area worked for the community. What we proposed for the western section didn't.

As a result, we installed protected bike lanes on Balmoral Street and Granite Way. We also added them on Westminster Avenue from Sherbrook Street to Walnut Street.

We put work west of Walnut Street on hold.

Now, we're turning Wolseley Avenue into a 30 km/h neighbourhood greenway between Maryland Street to Raglan Road.

We need your help to make sure the greenway works for people of all ages and abilities.


The Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project began in 2018. It set out to improve east-west travel through three sections of the neighbourhood:

  1. Wolseley Avenue and Westminster Avenue
  2. Balmoral Street
  3. Granite Way

Over the course of a few years, we developed, refined, and sought public feedback on a series of designs. In 2019, we presented what we thought was a final design for the neighbourhood as a whole. We learned what we proposed for the eastern section of the area worked for the community. What we proposed for the western section didn't.

As a result, we installed protected bike lanes on Balmoral Street and Granite Way. We also added them on Westminster Avenue from Sherbrook Street to Walnut Street.

We put work west of Walnut Street on hold.

Now, we're turning Wolseley Avenue into a 30 km/h neighbourhood greenway between Maryland Street to Raglan Road.

We need your help to make sure the greenway works for people of all ages and abilities.


  • Thank you for your feedback

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    We would like to thank everyone who gave their time and energy to this process. We heard from 871 survey respondents and met with roughly 170 people who joined us at a pop-up event. Your survey responses, and community discussions will help us to measure how well the greenway meets community needs in addition to technical requirements such as lower speeds and traffic volumes. We'll be back for further input this fall.


  • We want to hear from you

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    This summer, we will turn Wolseley into an all ages and abilities active transportation route with a neighbourhood greenway.

    Ahead of this, we want to know what success would look like to the community. Your feedback will help the us develop what we’re calling community criteria.

    We will use this list to measure how well the greenway meets community needs in addition to technical requirements such as lower speeds and traffic volumes.

    From there, we will determine whether the route is a success as-is, or if we need to make further changes.

    If additional changes are required, we will come back to the community to talk about options.

    Provide feedback online

    Review the project information and maps and take the online survey. The survey will be open until May 1, 2024.

    Attend a pop-up

    Join us in person to speak with the project team and provide your feedback.
    Format: Drop in (come and go)

    Date: April 18, 2024
    Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Wolseley School (Outside along Wolseley Ave.), 511 Clifton St.

    Date: April 19, 2024
    Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Location: Bonnie Day, 898 Westminster Ave.

    Date: April 20, 2024
    Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Location: Robert A. Steen Community Centre (Outside), 980 Palmerston Ave.

  • 2021 Updates

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    May 2021 - Construction on the east segment of the Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project will begin in June, 2021. The east segment area includes the following streets: Westminster Ave from Walnut St to Young St, Young St from Westminster Av to Balmoral St, Balmoral St from Young St to Granite Way and Granite Way from Balmoral St to Osborne St.

    This construction will implement work identified through public engagement and community consultations: a bidirectional bike path that connects the West Broadway neighbourhood to Downtown.

    The connection will include both a segment of paved path on the boulevard and segments of new protected on-street bike lanes. To support the needs of residents and businesses in the area, we will also construct new loading and parking bays, and complete various sidewalk rehabilitations, street pavement repairs, curb repairs, and underground infrastructure repairs. To improve the overall safety and rideability of the road, we will also conduct numerous geometric improvements and install a raised crossing at Osborne Street North.

    Construction will have an impact on traffic, parking and access. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during construction and the parking will be removed from the project area as required. Access to back lanes and approaches will be maintained, however temporary closures may be required.

    If you are business with access, delivery, or loading requirements that we should be aware of, please contact us to discuss your needs.

    We also ask those with accessibility concerns, planned special events, known underground appurtenances (such as sprinklers or lighting cables within three metres of the street property line), or any questions or concerns to contact Thomas Findlay: thomas.findlay@aecom.com. AECOM is the City's contract administrator for the project.

    Learn more by reading the construction notice.

  • 2020 Updates

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    June 2020 – View the Recommended design. Changes presented in the design are based on input received during Phase 3 public engagement. Review the public engagement summary and public engagement report under the documents tab.

    The West Segment project design remains on hold until traffic patterns normalize (post COVID-19) and advanced traffic modeling can be conducted. Traffic patterns will likely be assessed in September 2020.

    The first phase of implementation will include construction of the East and Central Segments. The functional design contract will be issued in late 2020 with construction anticipated to begin in 2021.

    March 2020 – Next steps for the west segment of the Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike project depend on conducting advanced traffic modeling scenarios throughout the Wolseley neighbourhood with more accurate traffic data. Collecting data for traffic modeling depends on normal traffic behaviours. Data collection was scheduled to begin late March, but as citizens take precautions recommended by Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living, traffic volumes and patterns are not normal and data collection for modeling has been postponed.

    We are currently evaluating options for public engagement for all projects. Public engagement in the West Segment will not proceed until traffic modeling and analysis is complete.

    February 2020 – Thank you to everyone who has taken time to provide feedback. In Phase 3 (January 6 – February 9, 2020) we asked you to help us refine the project design and identify barriers to the way you currently use the neighbourhood. We heard from a wide range of citizens; receiving over 1,100 online surveys, participating in several neighbourhood and stakeholder discussions and talking to more than 320 people at the in-person open house.

    We hear you. You told us some parts of the design for the Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike balance the safety and needs of all road users, and that other parts leave you concerned – particularly one-way streets and their potential to increase traffic and decrease safety along some residential streets.

    This spring, we will have an updated project design based on your input, including a plan to conduct additional traffic modeling scenarios throughout the Wolseley neighbourhood. The City will conduct further meetings and provide further communications before completing the project design. Please ensure you have subscribed to the project update list.

    January 2020 – Phase 3 has begun. Please review the Recommended Design tab and view the engage tab to share your input on the recommended designs through an online survey or learn more about an upcoming in-person open house. Results from Phase 2 of the public engagement program are now available as a public engagement summary and public engagement report under the documents tab.

  • 2019 Updates

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    November 2019 – On November 21, 2019, members of the project team were on Westminster Avenue between Chestnut Street to Langside Street in the central segment of the project area to discuss proposed design elements with residents and businesses. Phase 3 of the project will launch early in January 2020 and will focus on sharing the recommended final design. Opportunities for engagement will include an open house and online survey.

    September 2019 – The project team is currently refining pedestrian and cycling improvements for the Wolseley to Downtown Walk Bike Project. As a result of detailed discussion with civic departments, public feedback, and further technical assessment the proposed movement of bus transit to Home Street was not selected for further investigation within the scope of the current project. A letter to residents is available under the documents tab.

    May 2019 – Phase 2 has begun. Share your input on design options and alternatives through an online survey or in-person at a pop-up, guided walk/bike tour or workshop event. See the engage tab for survey link and in-person event details.

    March 2019 – Development of preliminary options is currently underway. The timeline of this project has shifted, with the phase 2 of the public engagement program planned to begin this spring and will ask for your input on design options and alternatives.

    January 2019 – Results from Phase 1 of the public engagement program are now available as a public engagement summary and report under the documents tab.

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